Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

How to Remove Adhesive Tape Stains


Synthetic Fabrics

Follow these steps to remove adhesive tape stains from Acrylic Fabric, Burlap, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester and Spandex:

  • Gently scrape the excess.
  • Very carefully, apply Afta Cleaning Fluid to the stain.
  • If any remains, apply a wet spotter, with a few drops of ammonia added, to the stain.
  • Tamp (the method of bringing a brush down with light strokes on stained durable fabrics and materials) and blot occasionally with an absorbent pad.
  • Flush with water and dry thoroughly