Sticky Situation: Removing Sticky Stains

Sticky stains aren’t just aesthetically displeasing – they can also cause you discomfort as they cling to your skin and provide a constant annoyance. In this article, we take a look at a couple of the most common perpetrators of sticky stains, and give you some tips to removing them from your clothes with our experienced stain removal know-how.


A fun (if messy) arts-and-crafts session can turn into a cleaning session if you get glue on your clothes. As with most stains, the quicker you treat the stain the better. Scrape the excess glue off with a blunt-edged object, then soak the stain in hot water to get much of the stain out. From there, follow the Resolve® guide below to see the best results.



Honey is a great sugar substitute, and is a delicious compliment to all manner of dishes. Unfortunately, its viscous nature makes it especially prone to dripping onto our clothes. So, what to do? As with glue, washing with water is a great way to begin the process, then follow the Resolve® stain removal tips below.


Sticky Treats

Sugar-based treats can cause sticky stains similar to honey – especially sweets that can be sucked or licked, like lollipops. (The candy mixing with saliva from the mouth causes a sticky reaction that can be difficult to clean off if the sweet falls onto clothes.) Fortunately sticky stains can be removed with Resolve®.


Remove Sticky Stains – The Resolve Way

Here are some general steps to take when trying to remove sticky stains. Our stain removal requires a little patience, and Resolve® Gold Stain Removal Gel to get the stain right out:

1. Dispense Resolve® Gold Gel directly onto stain.

2. Rub the liquid into stain using the base of the cap.

3. Leave the liquid on the stain for 10 minutes maximum.

4. Add 60ml of Resolve® Gold Gel into your washing machine, and then wash the item of clothing as usual with your detergent.


Stain Removal without Resolve®

Although we always recommend keeping some Resolve® in a cupboard for all those emergencies, we do understand that there are times when it’s not close at hand. For these emergencies, we recommend taking a clean, damp paper towel or cloth and dab the stain until you have removed as much as you can. You can also scrape any excess off the garment and then rinse under cold water for 30 seconds. Keeping sticky stains damp prevents them from setting, making removal that much easier later.