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How to Remove Pine Sap From Vinyl

By Hollan Johnson

If you’ve ever touched a pine tree, you know how sticky and difficult pine sap is to remove. The sticky substance leaks out of many different kinds of pine trees and seems to stick to everything. Since vinyl is a tough material, it is simpler to get the pine sap off of it without causing any damage. Pine sap is similar is structure to gum and should be removed the same way.

Hold an ice cube against the pine sap that is on the vinyl. Wait for the pine sap to freeze. This may take several ice cubes.

Break the pinesap off of the vinyl surface once it is frozen. It should break off easily.

Pour 2 to 3 tbsp. of rubbing alcohol on any remaining pine sap residue. Allow it to sit for 3 to 5 minutes.

Wipe the pine sap residue off with a cloth.


Things You Will Need

  • Ice
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cloth

About the Author


Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer and contributing editor for many online publications. She has been writing professionally since 2008 and her interests are travel, gardening, sewing and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Johnson taught English in Japan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.