Do you get tar, roofing mastic or asphalt particles on your clothes? If the fabric is machine washable, choose one of the methods in this article to remove marks, streaks, stains, debris, or particulate matter, according to your preference.
Method 1 of 4: Preparation
Step 1. First of all, scrape off as much resin as you can
Take a dull knife and gently scrape the resin off the fabric. While hardened resin is easier to remove, the sooner you pick up the resin, the easier it will be to remove the stain later.
If you can't scrape off an area, rub some Vaseline into it and wait a couple of minutes before trying again
Step 2. Try your chosen method on a small area or on a separate piece of clothing
Some of the cleaning methods described may cause fabrics to fade, stain, deteriorate, deteriorate, or lose fibers
Step 3. Do not dry your clothes with heat treatment
Method 2 of 4: Removing Tough Lumps / Lumps of Resin (Freeze)
Step 1. If a lump or lump of resin sticks to the fabric, pour the ice cubes or ice cubes into a plastic bag and place it on the resin
Step 2. Wait until the resin freezes (hardens) and becomes brittle
Step 3. When the resin hardens, scrape it off with your fingernail or a smooth dull knife (such as a butter knife or folding knife), spoon or ice cream stick
Method 3 of 4: Removing Fine Streaks or Stains (Oiling)
Step 1. Cover and saturate the fabric with one of the following oily products / solvents
- Heated (but moderately) lard, pork or chicken fat;
- Vaseline, petrolatum or ointment for colds, mineral oil;
- Automotive lubricant and insect cleaner;
- Vegetable oil;
- Orange hand cleaner.
Step 2. You can also take your clothes outside and spray the stain with a penetrating oil (eg WD40)
Just keep it away from fire or a lit cigarette.
Step 3. In a similar way, take a paper towel or clean rag and apply a small amount of heavy kerosene, paint thinner, varnish thinner, turpentine, alcohol or lamp oil (not gasoline) to the clothes
When doing this, stay away from fire or lighted cigarettes.
Step 4. Consider using acetone as a solvent
Stay away from fire or lighted cigarettes.
Step 5. Wipe off the dissolved, oily, greasy resin with a paper towel or rag
Step 6. Before washing, repeat the entire oiling process again
Try a different solvent (preferably volatile, such as kerosene) if cooking oil or oil doesn't work. Choose one of the above options to get the stubborn stain out.
Method 4 of 4: Cleaning with a detergent
Step 1. This method can be used in combination with one of the previous ones, or by itself
Step 2. Use a stain remover
The stain removers are available in pencil, spray and gel form.
- Test the stain remover on a separate area of clothing that is usually not visible to make sure it does not affect the color of the garment.
- Apply stain remover directly to the stain. Rub the stain well with a stain remover pencil. If it's a spray, apply the stain remover to the stain until it's completely covered. Helium stain remover should be rubbed into the stain until it is completely saturated.
- Let the stain remover do its thing - leave the fabric alone for a while. Read the package label to find out how long to wait.
Step 3. Apply liquid detergent to the stain
Asphalt and tar stains are oily, so you'll need a detergent that contains enzymes to remove them.
- Pour the enzyme detergent directly onto the stain.
- Use plain or paper towels to soak the stain, patting it over and over again.
- Continue pressing the towel against the stain, using a clean section of the towel each time.
Step 4. Wash your clothes in the hottest water for the fabric
Take a look at the tag on the garment to find out what water temperature is right for it. Wash clothes with an enzyme-based detergent.
Step 5. Dry your clothes in the sun
Allow the garment to air dry to avoid leaving tar residue on the garment that has not been completely removed.
If the stain persists, repeat all steps, replacing the stain remover with a grease remover solution
- Seek medical attention immediately if chemicals (detergents and solvents) come into contact with your eyes.
- Wash items soiled with resin separately from ordinary items.
- Wear rubber or vinyl gloves to protect your hands.
- When handling chemicals, be sure to protect your eyes, hair and skin. If you come into contact with a chemical, rinse the area thoroughly with water.
- Kerosene and similar substances leave behind an unpleasant odor, which is rather difficult to remove even after washing.
- Caution: Be careful not to burn yourself (from heated cooking oil or hot water).
- Do not expose the fabric to heat (air dry only) until the stain is completely removed.
- Do not inhale the vapors of volatile / flammable cleaners. Do not use them near a fire (burner) or lighted cigarette.
- Leather, suede, fur and artificial leather products must be professionally cleaned.
- If you are worried about damaging your clothes even more, wash or clean them according to the care instructions (temperature and type of wash).
- Stains on clothes that are intended for dry washing only must be professionally cleaned.