How to Remove Sticker on a Sweater

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Removing adhesive residue from a sticker on clothing can be frustrating. One really good option is to try and remove the residue with packing tape. Sticky removes sticky. There are commercial products such as Goo Gone as well as homemade alternatives. This is a page about how to remove a sticker on a sweater.

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March 6, 2011

I recently purchased a black sweater that had one of those tags adhered to the front giving the size. When I removed the tag, some of the sticky adhesive remained. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to remove the noticeable glue without damaging the sweater? The tag was a couple of inches wide by about five inches long. They are annoying. Thanks for your help.

By HJ from DE


March 12, 20110 found this helpful
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Thanks so much for your tips to my request. I used sticky tape and after several times, the adhesive was gone. I didn't have to wash it and it looks fine. I had purchased it in another state last year, so returning it was not an option. I now remove those stickers as soon as I purchase an item. Thanks again for the great tips on this and much, much more. I learn so much.


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May 23, 2017

White vinegar can be used for a multitude of cleaning purposes around the house, even removing sticker residue on clothing. This is a page about white vinegar for removing sticker residue from clothing.

White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing

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March 6, 2011

I bought a black sweater from Wal Mart and it had one of those sticker price tags on the front and some of the sticker got left on the front of it. I have tried everything to get it off. I have washed it a ton of times and I still haven't been able to remove it. Please help.

Sarah from Mooresville, NC


Sticker on a Sweater

I haven't tried this myself, but maybe you could put white vinegar on, let it sit for a while and then wash. (03/30/2006)


By Willem

Sticker on a Sweater

Tap it with sticky tape. Sticky 'sticks' to sticky, so this should remove any remaining residue. Of course, if it's been cooked into the fibres by putting in the dryer, you might be 'stuck' with it the way it is. (03/30/2006)

By beanygurl

Sticker on a Sweater

As I recall, you can use WD-40 on fabrics. You might test an inconspicuous area first, but it should remove any adhesive. (03/30/2006)

By sueey

Sticker on a Sweater

Try Goo-Gone. It's found at places like Walmart and K-Mart. (03/30/2006)

By Beverly

Sticker on a Sweater

There is a product called Oops on the market. It works great!

By Robin

Sticker on a Sweater

I totally agree with the WD40 trick as I do know that it works on other things. Spray the WD40 on a cotton tip and work the sticker free. Good luck! (03/30/2006)


By Paula Jo

Sticker on a Sweater

I am a little leary of using anything with an oil base to it, to remove sticker glue. It would be like trading one evil for another in my honest opinion. One thing I use to remove gum, price tags, and sticker glue and has always worked and never left a stain is paint thinner or lighter fluid. Of course a good laundering is necessary afterwords; but it takes care of the original problem without causing another. (03/30/2006)

By brenda thompson

Sticker on a Sweater

I would take it back to Wal Mart and show them that it did not come off. They should give you another one. (04/01/2006)

By Martha

Sticker on a Sweater

White spirit, check on inconspicuous place for colour run first. This works on hard surfaces so should work. (07/30/2006)


By Katherine

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