Water-based glue is removed from clothing by scraping the excess substance off of the fabric with a table knife and treating the area with a commercial stain-removing product. After the fabric is treated, the final step is to machine wash the garment on the hottest water setting allowed.Continue Reading
Animal-based glue stains are remedied by presoaking the fabric in a mixture of warm water and a presoak solution that contains enzymes, followed by a hot water machine wash. Synthetic glue stains are treated by first scraping the glue off of the fabric with a dull knife and dabbing the remaining stain with pure acetone.
Fast-drying glue or nail glue is removed from garments by applying acetone-based nail polish remover directly to the stains with a cotton ball or swab. Place the soaked cotton or swab on top of the stain and allow it to sit for a few minutes until the hardened glue becomes soft. Gently scrape the softened glue off of the fabric. After the glue is removed, treat the remaining oil spots with a prewash fabric stain remover and follow with a machine wash. It is important to thoroughly inspect the garment prior to machine drying to ensure that all the glue is gone, as the heat from the dryer can cause the glue to harden and leave a permanent stain.Learn more about Laundry
Remove an iron on patch from clothing by softening the glue under the patch with a hot iron and peeling up the patch, starting from the corner. You need an iron, ironing board, lighter fluid and laundry detergent. The time required for removal varies depending upon the size of the patch.Full Answer >
To prevent the spread of Clostridium difficile from soiled clothing or linens, wash the laundry at the highest temperature that is safe for the fabric, use the manufacturer's recommended amount of laundry detergent and add chlorine bleach if it is safe for the fabric. Wash contaminated laundry separately.Full Answer >
Preshrinking fabric ensures it will not shrink after you use it to sew an item of clothing. Sometimes cotton and linen fabric the manufacturer has labeled "preshrunk" continues to shrink. Prevent this problem by washing and drying the fabric in the normal method before constructing the garment.Full Answer >
In order to soften fabric on a Carhartt jacket or other clothing item, such as one made with denim, add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the final rinse cycle on the smallest setting in the washing machine or hand wash and rinse with cool water. Read and adhere to the clothing's washing instructions and do not wash different colors together to prevent the colors from fading or transferring.Full Answer >