How To Get Epoxy Out Of Clothes

Nick Shushan
By Nick Shusan , Epoxy Expert and the CEO of NYC Epoxy Flooring.

June 14, 2022

To remove epoxy stains from clothes, soak a towel in solvents like acetone (nail polish remover), alcohol, or chlorine, and wipe the stained spot thoroughly. You can also apply a glue remover on it and allow for 5 to 10 minutes. Then, wash in hot, soapy water.

Before you finish this article, you will see some techniques you can use to get rid of epoxy stains from fabric and a few precautions to apply while at it.

Techniques For Removing Epoxy Stain From Clothes

Here are some of the things you can use to remove epoxy from clothes:


Soak a towel in acetone and press it directly on the stained spot. Acetone works better on white clothes because it’s aggressive and can change a cloth’s color.


Soak cotton in alcohol and use it to wipe the stain consistently till it dissolves, then wipe it off.


Soak a towel in chlorine and press it on the epoxy stain. If it persists, soak the cloth in chlorine diluted with water for some hours. Then wash with detergent afterward. Be careful while handling chlorine as it can be harmful when in direct contact with clothes and skin.

Solvent or glue remover

Cautiously apply glue remover on the stained spot and allow it for 5 to 10 minutes, then wash. If the stain is not chronic, the fabric should be clean after washing.

Hot iron or steam

If the epoxy stain is still fresh and is yet to dry, apply heat to it with a hair dryer, but be careful not to burn the cloth. When the epoxy starts to melt, soak cotton in acetone and use it to wipe it off. Alternatively, apply a hot iron to it, but do not press.

What Is The Best Method For Removing Solidified Resin Off A Colored Clothing? 

You can use turpentine to get solidified resin off a colored fabric. Dilute 90% turpentine and 90% alcohol in a ratio of 1:3. Turpentine is good for removing epoxy stains from fabric like wool.

Precautions To Note

Some solvents have the ability to melt, react, and change the color of fabric. Cotton, raincoats, and fabric made from polyester are all reactive to stain treatments that contain industrial stain removers and alcohol. Always check or test a hidden part of any fabric with the chemical or alcohol before using it to remove epoxy stains.

In Summary

Removing epoxy stains from fabrics can be a hard-nut-to-crack, but with the few solutions listed in this article, you should be able to get rid of it yourself whenever you get stained mistakenly.