The design and inscriptions on the hoodies that are made by screen printing are decidedly the most challenging to remove.
However, there is a chemical agent for removing this type of printing that works effectively almost every time.
Believe it or not, it’s nail polish remover.
Before you decide on this step, you should know that it’s possible that nail polish remover cause discoloration or damage the hoodie.
If you are still determined to try out this method be sure to follow these steps:
Apply a small amount of nail polish remover to a part of the fabric that is not visible (in this way, you’ll test the resistance of your hoodie)
Put a piece of cardboard or some other impermeable material under the print (so that the chemicals from the nail polish remover don’t come into contact with the other side of the hoodie and cause damage to the fabric)
Cover the design you want to remove with nail polish remover
Leave the product on for about 30 minutes
After 30 minutes, gently clean the design with a cloth or brush
When you remove the design, wash the hoodie in the usual way
If necessary, repeat the procedure once more (repeating this method several times is not recommended due to possible damage to the hoodie)
How to Remove Vinyl Designs Printing
Today, vinyl design is increasingly used in the production of hoodies. Removing this type of design from a shirt may not be as easy as removing embroidered print, but it is far from impossible.
The heat from an iron, hairdryer, or heat gun can very effectively remove this type of print from your favorite hoodie.
The method is very simple.
The heat leads to the softening of the vinyl, which further results in the release of glue and the peeling off of the print.
Here’s how to remove the vinyl design with the help of an iron:
Place the hoodie on an ironing board or other hard surface where ironing is safe
Place a dry towel or other heat-resistant cloth under the print (this protects the other side of the hoodie from heat)
Wet a cloth or other towel with cold water and drain it well
Place a damp cloth over the ink on the hoodie (this will prevent the vinyl print from melting on the iron)
Using the iron, go over the wet cloth in the area where the print is located, pressing lightly
When the cloth is dry, remove the iron
Slowly separate the edges of the print using a knife or scalpel
At the beginning, peel the print using the sharp edge of a knife or scalpel, and when it starts to separate, continue to peel with your fingers
If there is a print backlog, use the same procedure again
Additional Miscellaneous Tips
Here are some additional tips that might come in handy:
When removing prints with an iron, be sure to dampen the cloth with cold water (warm water can cause additional hardening of the print)
The hoodie must be completely dry before you start the removal process
It’s best to work with a steam iron
Don’t press on the print too hard while ironing (pressing the iron too hard may harden the print and prevent it from being removed)
If you work with a nail polish remover, do so in a ventilated area.
As you can see, faded or outdated prints and ink are not impossible to remove from your favorite hoodie. Moreover, in most cases the removal process is straightforward.
You need to take some time and gather some courage, and if you follow the instructions we provided you’ll be good to go.