How to Get Tree Sap Out of Pants

It is common to unconsciously collect tree sap on your clothing while you are taking hikes or spending time outdoors. Tree sap is a sticky substance that will stick to your clothing until you find a method of adhesive removal. Though the stickiness may go away naturally after a while, there is away to remove the sap and any leftover stains immediately.

Without Laundering

Wet the area of clothing that the sap has affected with a clean cloth soaked in isopropyl alcohol. If applied fairly soon after the sap has affected you’re clothing, the sap should come right out without any further problems. However, if the sap remains, you may need to try something else.

Another thing you can try without a washing machine is by spraying or spreading sunscreen directly on the sap and then rinse it with water. Though this may not remove the sap, it will stop it from being sticky.

Before Laundering

If you do have a washing machine available, there are several substances you can use to try to remove sap before throwing them in with your other laundry.

If your pants are jeans or made from another heavy material, you can spray the sappy area with WD-40 and allow it to soak into the area for at least 1 minute. Afterwards, you will want to rub the area with a cloth or a sponge. 

You can also use mayonnaise or hand sanitizer and allow it to sit 2 to 3 minutes before laundering your items.

By following these steps, you will be able to remove your sap and allow yourself to wear your pants without them being sticky or stained.