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How to Remove Sticker Residue from Shirt

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By martie_jewell@yahoo.com

How to Remove Sticker Residue from Shirt

stickers on shirt

My Laundry Question

My son washed and dried a brand new t shirt with some stickers attached to it. Now there is white flaky sticky stuff adhered to the shirt. Any advice on how to remove sticker residue after it has come thru the dryer?

Share a Little Background Info

We did an activity at disney world where stickers were earned. We forgot to remove them before washing the shirt. I have a front loading kenmore elite washer and dryer and use tide pods. I don't know what else information to give and I cant submit my question yet. Sticker residue left on a polyester t shirt. Any suggestions of what to do to remove it?

Lessons Learned

  • I've tried picking in peeling them off but there is still residue left behind.

Fabric Content of Item (if appropriate)

It's a sweat wicking 100 percent polyester champion t shirt.

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

As the mother of two once sticker-happy sons, I've washed a few in my day. Just follow these directions and your son's shirt should be sticker free!

Good luck!

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