Tree Sap Stains

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  • Removing Pine Sap from Fabric

    After cutting up a large pine branch this past weekend, our clothes have little drops of pine sap in multiple places. Is this considered a stain, or can I simply wash them with detergent? Preferably, I do not want to do a lot of extra work if a re...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    03/29/11 1329
  • Removing pine sap

    After taking down our Christmas tree, our clothes have little drops of pine sap in multiple places. Is this considered a stain, or can I simply wash them with detergent? Christmas trees are a wonderful Christmas tradition, but unfortunately pine sap ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/03/13 1474
  • Removing Pine Tar from a cotton sweatshirt

    How can I remove pine tar from my cotton sweatshirt? Pitch, tree sap, pine tar—whatever you call it, this is a very challenging stain to get out. Try treating the stain directly with DeSolvIt or Goo Gone, which you can find at hardware stores. You sh...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/10/12 856
  • How to Remove Pine Sap from Cotton T-Shirt

    How do you remove pine sap from a cotton t-shirt? Tree sap is a very challenging stain to get out. Try treating the stain directly with DeSolvIt® or Goo Gone®, which you can find at hardware stores. You should first test for colorfastness (apply a dr...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    06/20/12 1348
  • Removing Pitching from Clothing

    Five days ago I got some pitch from a blue spruce tree on my exercise clothes. The clothes are black, and made from polyester and some spandex. Can you suggest a treatment? This can be a very challenging stain to get out. Try treating the stains di...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    09/28/10 97