How to remove tree sap stains

Tree sap is sticky when fresh and hardens when it gets dry, which is why it’s important to treat the stain as soon as it comes into contact with your clothes or fabrics. When tree sap stains harden into the fibres of the fabric, you’re left asking how do I remove tree sap from clothing? Luckily, we know the answer. When it comes to getting tree sap out of clothes, you’ll want to treat the stain as if you were using removing adhesives, and you’ll find the most success comes from lubricating the stain. First, allow the fabric to air dry before treating with a washing detergent, like Ariel, that contains bleaching agents and solvents. Find out how to get tree sap out of clothes with the following tips.

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Removing tree sap stains

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    Remove excess

    Scrape off any excess tree sap from the garment before rinsing it under warm, running water.

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    Pour Ariel Original Washing Liquid from either the bottle or the cap directly onto the tree sap stain.

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    Without rinsing off the liquid detergent, place the garment into the wash with similar items. Leaving the washing detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

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    You can also use the pre-treat cap to ensure you use the right amount of liquid detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of washing detergent and place it directly into your washing machine’s drum, on top of your dirty laundry.

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    Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated by 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

The great outdoors comes with so many staining opportunities, and not just tree sap stains, but other tough stains like grass stains and dirt stains. Luckily for life’s adventures, Ariel offers outstanding stain removal from the 1st wash!