How to remove adhesive stains

Doing your own DIY is great, but when it goes wrong you can end up with a mess on your hands – and all over your clothes. If you’ve been gluing a spot of DIY and you realize you’ve got rubber cement all over your clothes. There is no need to worry, instead check out Ariel’s tips on how to remove rubber cement stains.

Adhesive Stain On Cloth

Removing rubber cement stains

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    Remove excess

    Scrape off as much of the glue as possible, being careful not to spread the adhesive stain further. If the glue has dried, but has hardened before treating the stain, you can soak the clothing in warm water for approximately 30 minutes to soften the glue so it can be scraped off.

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    Dab nail varnish remover onto the adhesive stain, unless the fabric is synthetic, like nylon or polyester.

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    Place the garment into the washing machine with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will boost your wash performance.

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    The cap is also a dosing device. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent and place it directly into your washing machine drum, on top of your dirty laundry.

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    Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.

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    When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

Effective stain removal on a variety of stains

Rubber cement stains are hard to remove, but they’re not the only tough DIY and craft stains out there. Plaster stains and mildew stains can also pose stain-removal problems, as can other type of glue stains. The good news is that Ariel can handle the toughest laundry challenges. Just follow our stain removal tips and you can get the most stubborn stains out of your favourites.