You don’t have to be a tree hugger to get tree sap stains, but you can still love trees without worrying about staining your clothes. You can go back to frolicking among the trees with these steps to remove tree sap stains with a little help from Tide.
Remove Excess:First, test for colorfastness by applying alcohol or sanitizer to an inside seam. After 1-3 minutes, dab with the towel. If no color comes off, the item is colorfast. If the item is colorfast, add rubbing alcohol or clear, alcohol-based hand sanitizer to the spot, then blot with a paper towel.
Pre-treat:Pre-treat by pouring a detergent, like Tide Ultra Stain Release Liquid, directly onto the tree sap stain. Make sure you completely cover it and let set for 5 minutes.
Dose:Use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.
Load:Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.
Wash:Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.
Unload:When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.
Effective Stain Removal for a Variety of Stains
There is no need to fear enjoying life outdoors. Sure, things can get messy with tree sap stains or other outdoor stains from dirt or grass, but the good news is, Tide can help you remove the toughest stains from your favorite garments, so you don’t need to worry.
So, get some fresh air to clear your head, and let Tide clean your clothes.