If you manage to get some glitter on your clothing, it can get quite tricky to remove it. After all, these sparkly things are meant to stick to a surface to give it some shine. However, glitter belongs to Christmas decorations, crafts and art projects and other fancy items, not your clothes.
If you need to remove glitter form clothes, here are a few things you can try. Have some patience and don’t surrender till you get all of it out. It takes a bit of time but you can do it.
- Locate the glitter you want to remove. Look at the garment and try to see where you accidentally got the glitter. Some glitter can be easily be removed, especially if it’s just a little bit and if it is concentrated on one area.
- Lay down the fabric on a flat surface. Remove the item of clothing you need to work on. Place it on a clean flat surface. This will help you see the area that you need to remove the glitter off and so you can also take note of the extent of the glitter on the clothing.
- Get a piece of tape. An easy way to remove glitter is to get a piece of adhesive tape. You can try using a wide masking tape or packaging tape. However, do not use electric or duct tape since these can damage the garment by leaving behind a sticky adhesive. Cut out a wide strip of tape and gently press it down on the area that has the glitter you want to remove. Press down on the tape gently so the lint and glitter will stick to the tape. As you pull off the tape, the glitter should be transferred to the tape and should no longer be on the fabric.
- Get a lint roller. If you have a lint roller, getting the glitter off can be a much easier process. Simply pass the lint roller tape over the fabric and the glitter should come right off.
- Use hairspray. Hairspray is not only good to hold your style, but it can also be used to help remove glitter off your clothes. Spray the area where you find the glitters. Let the product dry. As it hardens, the glitter will bond to the hair spray.
- Shake off the glitter. If it’s just a bit of glitter, give the garment a good shake. This should easily remove most of the glitter. However, if it’s a lot of glitter, be careful about shaking the garment or you’ll end up spreading the glitter all over the piece.
- Launder the item. When you have manually removed the glitter, you can now wash the piece of clothing. It’s a good idea to hand wash the piece or to keep it separate from the rest of the clothes. Otherwise, the glitter may end up transferring to the other clothes in the wash. Before you toss the item in the dryer, check first if all the glitter has been removed.
Try any of these techniques to remove the glitter from your clothes. Just be patient and you can get it done.