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Sticker on a Sweater

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.

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By HJ from DE

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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.

HJ from DE

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March 6, 20110 found this helpful

Something like this happened to us. We got my husband a pair of Perry Ellis slacks, and they had a sticker on the front of a leg. When I went to peel it off, much of the adhesive remained on the pants. Frustrating! I got out some clear packing tape, pressed it onto the adhesive, and quickly peeled it off.

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I had to do it several times, but eventually I got all of the sticky goo off. I don't know if it will work for you, because material of the slacks was smooth, but it can't hurt to try. Best of luck!

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March 6, 20110 found this helpful

I think I've read somewhere you can use a small amount of baby oil to remove the sticker. It's worth a try!

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March 7, 20110 found this helpful

I would return it to the store. Adhesive is hard to remove and you may damage the fabric trying to do so. Do NOT run it through the washer and esp. the dryer which will set a stain.

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