How to remove epoxy resin | Get rid of resin with these tips

It happens. You were out in nature and now you have a resin stain on your beautiful clothes. Really annoying, because getting resin out of clothes is difficult. Resin is really sticky. That makes it difficult to remove without affecting the garment itself. In this article we share tips for how to remove pine resin from clothes, so you can enjoy your beautiful coat, t-shirt or dress again.

Why is it difficult to remove resin from clothes?


Resin is tough and sticky. Pine trees in particular produce resin to protect themselves against viruses and insects when the bark is damaged. Resin is extremely useful and it is used frequently in industry. However, resin on your clothes is a pain. Fresh resin spreads easily. Dried-out resin is more difficult to remove, because it has adhered to the fibres. So, resin is tricky stuff to get out of your clothes.

With HG it is easy to remove resin from clothes.

HG stain away no 3 has been developed specifically to remove resin stains from fabrics. It is safe to use on fabrics and it removes resin effectively.

Repeat the following steps to remove resin stains from fabric:

how to remove epoxy resin

  1. Treat an inconspicuous part of the fabric first and test it for colourfastness.
  2. Remove the residues of the stain as much as possible.
  3. Fill a dish with HG stain away no 3 and put the part with the stain in the dish.
  4. Leave the stain remover to soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Rub the fabric against the fabric and then rinse properly with warm water.
  6. Repeat the treatment if necessary and leave to soak longer, but do not let the liquid dry out.
  7. For smaller stains, put the fabric on an absorbent white surface, such as a white tissue for example.
  8. Dab it with a cloth drenched in the product and then rinse with warm water.

Remove fresh or dried-out resin with these tips

Remove fresh or dried-out resin with these tips

HG stain away no 3 is the easiest way to remove resin from clothes. There are alternative methods for getting resin out of clothes. Remember, these methods are not always effective. Some may even damage your clothes.

1. Hot water to remove resin from clothes

Be sure you only treat the stained area. Otherwise the garment will shrink. Bring some water close to the boil. Fill a cup and leave the stain to soak in the cup for a little while. Then use a sponge or a brush to remove the resin from the clothes. 

2. Remove resin in the freezerhow to remove pine resin from clothes

Put the garment in the freezer. Or put ice cubes on the stain. Wait until it has frozen. Now you can remove the resin stain by scraping it off with a knife. 

3. Remove resin stains on clothes with alcohol

Resin dissolves in alcohol. This method can also be used in combination with one of the others. Dip a cotton cloth in the rubbing alcohol and rub it over the resin. Then wash it to remove the resin.

4. Remove resin with washing-up liquid

Use an old toothbrush to rub washing-up liquid into the stain and leave it for half an hour. Then wash it at the highest possible temperature. The stain is still there? Do it again immediately before the garment dries.  

5. Resin with detergent and ammonia

Mix detergent with a spoonful of water to make a paste and apply it to the stain. Leave to absorb for 30 minutes. Then add a dash of ammonia to the stain and wash it at the highest possible temperature in the washing machine to remove the resin from the clothing.

 

How do I get resin out of white clothes?

You have resin on white clothes? You can use some stronger products to remove pine resin from clothes. For example, for the last two tips you could also use bleach to clean the garment. You can also use chlorine or acetone, or nail varnish remover. Make sure you do not get the chlorine on your hands.

For both ways you do the same to remove the resin. Dip a cotton bud in chlorine or acetone. Apply this to the resin stain. The stain should disappear after a while.

If you have a good tip on how to remove epoxy resin from clothing, please let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions about how to remove epoxy resin from clothes?

Why is it difficult to remove resin from clothes?

Resin is tough and sticky. Fresh resin spreads easily, and dried-up resin sticks to the fibres.

How to get rid of pine resin on clothes?

You can remove resin stains from clothes with:

  • Hot water
  • Ice or by putting it in the freezer
  • Alcohol
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Detergent and ammonia

For white clothing you can also use chlorine or acetone.

Which HG product do I use to remove resin from clothes?

HG stain away no 3 has been developed specifically to remove resin stains from clothes.



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