How to Get Rid of Pine Sap

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If you've ever gotten pine sap on your hands, clothes or hair, you know how difficult it is to remove. Pine sap has very sticky properties that make it bond to anything it comes in contact with, and unfortunately, you can't remove it with just soap and water. But don't worry -- you won't need to go running to your doctor or pharmacist for a solution; you should have the ingredients you need to remove pine sap in your own home.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Hand soap
  • Baking soda
  • Pain thinner
  • 2 clean rags
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Comb
  • Laundry detergent

Getting Rid of Pine Sap on Your Skin

  • Pour 1 tbsp. of paint thinner onto your rag.

  • Hold the rag with the paint thinner on the area of your skin that has pine sap on it. Hold it for about 10 seconds.

  • Rub the rag around the affected area and wipe away the sap. Use a different portion of your rag each time you wipe some sap away -- you don't want to reapply the sap to the area.

  • Wash the affected area with hand soap and water.

Getting Rid of Pine Sap in Your Hair

  • Apply peanut butter to the area of your hair that has pine sap in it with your fingers. Cover an area that is 1/2 inch larger than the pine sap area.

  • Blow-dry the peanut butter with a hair dryer to soften it. Use the warm setting on your hair dryer.

  • Comb out the peanut butter and pine sap while your hair is still warm.

  • Wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo. Rinse out the shampoo.

Getting Rid of Pine Sap on Your Clothing

  • Pour rubbing alcohol onto the area of your clothing that has pine sap on it. Allow the alcohol to set in.

  • Rub the affected area with a clean rag in circular motions. This will help the alcohol penetrate the clothing.

  • Place the piece of clothing in the washing machine with your regular detergent and wash it in warm water. Don't put any other clothing in the washing machine.

  • Dry the piece of clothing as you normally would -- in a dryer or air-dry it.

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