I have a fairly bizarre clothes cleaning situation:
I was recently sitting on a beat up old couch, where the upholstery was torn in places. As such, some tape-like substance was exposed, and I sat upon it. After I got up, I noticed that the back of my jeans was now sticky as well (in the way that the surface you remove a sticker from becomes sticky). I can’t seem to clean it off, and was looking for suggestions. Would something like Goo-gone work? Or would it damage the clothing?
Boy, I think Goo Gone would be too harsh to use on fabric without either weakening or bleaching the cloth (or both). Test it out on a rag or something before you use it on your clothing.
You might have some success with peanut butter. That tends to break down sticky stuff and make it easier to scrub out. You can also soak it in an Oxyclean solution for an hour or two before washing. I’ve had good luck with that.
Thanks for the replies, everyone! I’m trying the peanut butter thing as we speak – if that doesn’t work, I’ll move to Enola’s CRC suggestion. Wish me luck - we’re talking about one of my favorite pairs of jeans here
I used Goo Gone last summer to get chewing gum off a pair of cotton/poly twill pants. Worked fine and did no damage. (However the pants were very pale in color, so if there was very slight bleaching it could go unnoticed.) I tested the stuff on a hidden area first, just as the instructions tell you to.
I’ve never had any problem with Goo Gone on fabric. It’s safe enough to use on skin.
A couple of weeks ago, I used it on pants that got tree sap on them - just saturated the spots with Goo Gone, let it sit for about ten minutes, then into the wash. It all came out and there were no spots or damage to the fabric.