How to Get Foaming Insulation Off Clothes

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Things You'll Need

  • Dry cloths

  • Acetone nail polish remover

Warning

Never apply water or soap to the foaming insulation, because this may cause it to dry faster.

Foaming insulation is a fast and efficient way to fill up gaps that allow cold air, insects and rodents to enter your home. The foam expands quickly and attaches to any surface it contacts. Unfortunately, it clings just as tightly to clothing. The key to removing the insulation from clothing is fast treatment. Once the substance dries, it is virtually impossible to remove.

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Step 1

Spread the clothing out so the foaming insulation is easy to access.

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Step 2

Wipe over the insulation with a clean, dry cloth. Replace the cloth with a fresh one as needed to avoid wiping the insulation back onto the clothes.

Step 3

Saturate a clean cloth with acetone nail polish remover, if any of the insulation is still moist but difficult to remove.

Step 4

Dab the affected area with the acetone-soaked cloth, adding more as necessary to keep the cloth from drying out.

Step 5

Launder the clothing as usual.

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