How to remove large amounts of pine sap from cloths?

my son works at a pine tree farm and has large amounts of sap on his clothes and i was wondering how to save expensive carhartt clothes and remove the sap ??

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jan 15, 2019

    Yikes! Maybe this article will help. Carhartt is worth the effort.

    https://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Sap-from-Clothes

    • Richard Richard on Jan 15, 2019

      thank you so much i've got the article and going to try!

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 15, 2019

    I wouldn't worry about it, just keep those clothes for work only. Even if you did get the sap out, the clothes will get covered again. My hubby worked back in the eighties for a company that refurbished cement mixtures and garbage trucks and he always was covered in black old grease. I covered the bad areas (like the end of the sleeves of his long underwear) with simple green and between that and my Tide, it got them mostly clean, but never totally unstained. The one piece he used in the winter and the jacket and jeans he used the rest of the year were kept for doing this work only to save the rest of his clothes (the part of the building they worked in had no heat or air conditioning). The Carhartt clothes may be expensive, but are made for durability needed in many jobs. They last a long time, so they do not need to be replaced very frequently. Just keep them for work only. Sap is really hard to get off of cars paint jobs and windows, it is worse on clothes that it can be absorbed into.

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    • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 15, 2019

      Sometimes it is all that can be done, hobbies outerwear, etc. went in the garage when he came home so that nothing would get on anything, before he even came in the house. They got washed regularly, but some stains just persisted no matter what. Make sure you wash those clothes separately so nothing gets transferred to other clothes.