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White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing


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April 17, 2017

White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing - before and after photoHave you ever run a t-shirt through the wash without removing a sticker that was stuck to it? It can be a real pain to remove the adhesive that is left behind, especially if it also goes through the dryer. Here is an easy way to remove that unsightly mess from your clothing!

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Supplies:

  • white vinegar
  • toothrush
  • paper towels
White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Get a paper towel wet with white vinegar. Put it on the fabric and let it soak for a few minutes.
  2. White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing - closeup of sticker residue
     
    White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing - paper towel with vinegar sitting on the spot
     
  3. Use a toothbrush to work the vinegar into the fabric. It can be helpful to put your fingers inside the shirt, under where you are scrubbing.
  4. White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing - remove paper and work the vinegar into the shirt using a toothbrush
     
    White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing - having your finger under the fabric helps while brushing
     
  5. You should start to see the adhesive rolling up.
  6. White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing - adhesive beginning to roll up
     
    White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing - closeup of residue rolling up
     
  7. Pick off the loosened adhesive with your fingers. Add more vinegar and scrub again.
  8. White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing - pick off loosened residue and apply more vinegar and repeat
     
    White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing - paper plate with toothbrush and paper towel with bits of sticker
     
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  9. Allow the fabric to dry so that you are sure all of the adhesive is gone. Repeat if necessary until the adhesive is all gone. Once it is, wash and dry the clothing as usual.
  10. White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing - allow clothing to dry
     
    White Vinegar for Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing - check to make sure all of the sticker residue is gone then launder as usual
     
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August 1, 2017

Stickers are a fun way to decorate a t-shirt or jacket for a short time but they can leave a sticky residue if they are not quickly removed. Try this white vinegar technique to remove sticker marks from clothing by watching this short video.

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