Stains on fabrics – Resins
Resins. Resins dissolve in stain remover and other solvents. The resin-stained area of the fabric is soaked abundantly with solvent, putting absorbent material underneath. Then rub the surface of the fabric lightly with the fingernail. Resin stains are also perfectly treated with a mixture of amyl alcohol and ethyl alcohol or a stain remover and alcohol. If the resin stains are old and hardened, they must be treated with carbon disulfide, and then gasoline. Delicate fabrics made of natural and artificial viscose silk, especially in particular silk made of acetate fibers, treated very carefully with carbon disulfide, because the resin holds the individual fibers together firmly, and the high friction can cause further and even more severe damage to the fabric. Alcohol is not suitable for cleaning resin stains on acetic silks. Products made of polyvinyl chloride fibers are first removed with turpentine, then gasoline.