How do I remove sticker residue from a laundered shirt?

United States
May 27, 2009 9:47am CST
I have a cotton shirt that went through the washer and the dryer with stickers on the front of it. After removing it from the dryer I noticed there was black sticky residue and I then realized I hadn't taken off the stickers! Does anyone have a remedy for removing this residue from the shirt without causing stains or damage?
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• United States
27 May 09
I would try using some diluted white vinegar. It contains a small percentage of acid. That should help with the sticky residue. And it wont hurt your shirt. (In fact, vinegar is great to keep your clothes soft!)
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• United States
27 May 09
Thank you, I have white vinegar so I'm going to give this a try first. I'll post back after I've tried it. :)
• United States
28 May 09
The diluted white vinegar worked!! (With the help of an old toothbrush). Thank you again for your great tip!
• United States
28 May 09
No problem! Vinegar is really amazing stuff. It is my cure-all for cleaning! And the best part is how cheap it is!
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
27 May 09
Try spray n wash on it, or just mild soap! I'm no expert on these but spray n wash is designed for clothes, and mild soap shouldn't hurt the shirt at all. Maybe even rub some fabric softener on the shirt itself where the residue is. Are you going for cheaper or just better for the clothes?
• United States
27 May 09
I also have some spray n wash, I will try this after I try the vinegar, if needed. I didn't think of using it because I associate it with stains. lol I'm going for cheaper, it's not an expensive shirt but I'd rather save it then have to replace it. Thanks for your advice!
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
1 Jun 09
Even the cheapest of shirts can end up being a fortune if they need be replaced! I don't blame you for getting tips to save that extra money!