Before writing this blog, I searched the Internet looking for ways to remove the latex and polyurethane based printed tags that so many children and adults are allergic to. I didn’t find any sensible suggestion at all. So I collected all my “tagless” clothing together and started experimenting with different methods of removal.
Heat: I noticed when I get an iron near the tagless tag it sometimes get stuck to the iron, so I thought I could use an iron to remove the tag. The tag would stick to the iron and even smear a bit, but the latex based ink was still there. I tried different types of pressing cloths (synthetic, paper and all cotton) to pull the warm ink off , none worked.
Solvents: I didn’t want to buy the expensive and dangerous dry cleaning spot gun some sites recommend so I started with the strongest thing I had on hand, fingernail polish remover, it didn’t budge the tag. Then I tried Goof Off, it usually removes dried Latex paint why not latex tags. Again it didn’t budge. Then I remembered something I had once splashed on a table top by accident and it removed the finish instantly, Wintergreen Oil. Click here to read how I finally removed the tag.
If you have found another way to remove “tagless” tags, please leave a comment below.
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