How to clean off pitch from clothes

How to clean off pitch from clothes

Pitch is natural or synthetic substance which is not dissolved in water, but perfectly is removed oils, alcohol, air and solvents. Therefore the clothes soiled with pitch can be cleaned by means of numerous means. It is possible to make it in house conditions, without resorting to services of professionals from dry-cleaner.

It is required to you

  • - freezing chamber;
  • - ice pieces;
  • - plastic bag;
  • - sponge;
  • - cotton pad;
  • - solvent;
  • - gasoline;
  • - acetone;
  • - kerosene;
  • - air;
  • - vegetable oil;
  • - white spirit;
  • - alcohol;
  • - ammonia solution;
  • - potato starch;
  • - turpentine;
  • - means for washing of ware;
  • - laundry detergent.


1. To remove pitch from any kind of fabric, place product in the freezing chamber for 30-40 minutes. If the thing volume is also not located in the freezer, freeze ice pieces, put in plastic bag, put package on pollution, in 20 minutes remove pitch mechanically by means of razminaniye in hands, plastic scraper or other make-shifts.

2. After you have removed the main layer of pitch, make dissolution remained which was absorbed in fabric fibers. For this purpose use gasoline, kerosene, white spirit, solvent or acetone. Moisten with one of the specified means sponge or cotton pad, densely process spot, leave for 30 minutes, repeat processing, wash product in the normal way suitable for fabric of this type. If after washing the spot still remained, dry fabric and again repeat processing in the specified way.

3. For removal of pitch spots from fine fabrics, silk, acetate and also wool, velvet, velor, it is impossible to use aggressive solvents therefore you can remove pitch with vegetable oil, alcohol or air.

4. To remove spot by means of vegetable oil, apply it on disk or sponge, process spot, leave for 30 minutes, again moisten sponge or disk with oil and make repeated processing, then it is abundant moisten pollution with cleaning agent for ware, leave before full drying, approximately for 12 hours, wash.

5. If the product is not subject to washing, then make processing of spot air by means of sponge or disk, and carefully wipe with medical alcohol. Wipe until the spot completely does not disappear. Every time change cotton pad, it is abundant moistening it with alcohol.

6. For delicate fabrics you can also use mix of starch, ammonia solution and turpentine. For this purpose mix 1 tablespoon of potato starch with 1 teaspoon of ammonia solution and 1 teaspoon of turpentine, apply on spot, leave for 12 hours, wash out product under flowing water, wash in the normal way.

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