Tree sap can easily get on your clothing but isn't so easy to remove. With these tips you will learn what it takes to get sap off your clothes. This is a guide about cleaning tree sap from clothing.
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When it comes to removing sap from clothing, I have had very good luck with Pine-Sol or Lestoil. It is worth a try.
By nema from Canton, MA
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Here are questions related to Cleaning Tree Sap from Clothing.
What will remove pine sap from clothing?
By Sabina L
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Use hand sanitizer and rub.
Since the question is how to remove tree sap from clothing, wouldn't it make sense not to use peanut butter, lotions, or other "oily" substances? It seems like that is replacing one kind of difficult stain with another. What's safe for my dog's hair is not necessarily safe for my favorite white cotton pants.
By po1013 
I have a spot of holly sap on a 100 percent Merino wool jumper. I have tried removing it with soap, but it hasn't budged.
By Louise M.
How do you get pine sap off a coat?
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My son recently had a play encounter with a Pine tree full of sap and his sweater is full of it. I tried putting it in the freezer to freeze the sap so it would break off like gum does but nothing works. Can anyone help me?
I had fir tree sap on a nylon jacket and used rubbing alcohol to remove it. I saturated and squeezed the excess from cotton balls, rubbed the areas with the sap and they came right off. (01/04/2005)
I sat on an oozing porch railing in a borrowed nylon dress and was horrified to find a big glop on my backside! The wood ooze was sticky and had started to harden by the time I got home. I had borrowed the dress for a wedding.
I used that hand cleaner that mechanics use (Goop?) applied it to the stain and washed and it worked like a charm! No embarrassing confessions to the owner were required. (02/01/2005)
By M. Streetman
Alcohol works great and it's easy and non-toxic. (12/22/2005)
Scott towel with peanut butter, rub on sap stain and it's gone. Wash area with water and liquid soap. Also works on your
By Terry O'Brien
I tried the alcohol method on a pair of pink cotton shorts. Works wonderfully! (06/27/2006)
I tried the alcohol and it worked. (08/03/2006)
Try using sunscreen! Rub it in then rinse it out. (08/04/2006)
My husband had tree sap on his leather jacket. I was afraid alcohol or other chemicals would damage the leather, so I tried rubbing peanut butter on the spots, wiped off with a wet sponge, and all the tree sap disappeared--worked great! (12/09/2006)
How do I remove sap from my pants?
Cody from Georgia
Alcohol works great for getting it out! (12/29/2006)
I sat in sap in my brand new khaki shorts. I tried the hand sanitizer and it came out instantly. It was great. Thanks for the suggestion. (4/29/07) (04/29/2007)
Yep, the peanut butter works great on a leather coat, pine sap quickly removed from hubby's new jacket, literally worn 20 minutes. Go peanut butter go! (05/25/2007)
If you get sap on your hands or feet, etc. put some cooking oil on it and rub with a paper towel. Wash and you're good as new! (07/16/2007)
I used Goo Gone on my favorite jeans. The goo is now gone. There are instructions on the back for use on clothing. Very easy. (07/18/2007)
My kitten got tree sap all over his back and I read the suggestions and decided what was safe to try, but the first thing I did was rub on some margarine and it worked perfectly, so I didn't get to experiment on him with mayo, or butter, or olive oil. He's too young for alcohol. I wiped it off with a paper towel. (11/08/2007)
Well, I just used some nail polish remover on the sap and it came off in an instant! Nail Polish Remover works really well. (11/24/2007)
Hand Sanitizer works on 100% silk ties. (06/29/2008)
Just got back from a camping trip in Canada with tree sap all over the knees of my best outdoor trousers, tried everything with no real impact, but as I was just about to give up I found a non toxic CD marker erasure pen on my desk. I thought I would give it a try. The stains just vanished leaving my trousers like new. Fantastic! (08/03/2008)
By Carl R(UK)
I tried using peanut butter to remove tree sap from my leather pickup seat and it works great! (11/17/2008)
By 21 storm
What is the best way to remove pine pitch from a jacket?
A clean cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol should do the trick. If not, depending on the fabric use Goof Off, you can get it in Walmart. (04/17/2009)
I've heard of using hand sanitizer for tree sap on hands and floors; might work on clothes too. (04/17/2009)
Nail polish remover gets it off very well. Be sure to try and test a hidden corner first.
How do you remove sap from clothing?
By DRogers4 from Troy, NY
I have often used WD-40 to remove sap from clothing and skin. Normal washing will then remove the WD-40. (04/30/2009)
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