We’ve all forgotten to take those sticky name tags off our shirts before tossing them in the wash; the resulting residue is incredibly difficult to remove. The next time this happens to you, reach for your nearest bottle of nail polish remover.
Photo by Joe Belanger (Shutterstock).
All you have to do is set the shirt on a towel, and spot test a drop of acetone-based nail polish remover in an inconspicuous place. It shouldn’t harm most clothes, but better safe than sorry. Assuming it didn’t damage the shirt, spread some more around the glue residue, and rub vigorously with a hand towel to loosen it up.
This trick works best for natural fibres, while tossing a synthetic fibre shirt in the freezer can actually accomplish the same thing. For more advice on cleaning glue residue off of synthetic fibres, be sure to check the full Real Simple article below.
Yes, It’s Possible. Remove Name-Tag Residue From a Shirt [Real Simple]