How Do I Remove HTV From Garments?
Removing heat transfer vinyl (HTV) from a garment can be a difficult and time-consuming process. However, with the right tools and techniques, it is possible to remove the vinyl without damaging the garment. Here are the basic steps to remove HTV from a garment:
Heat the vinyl
Use a heat gun, hair dryer, or iron to apply heat to the vinyl design. This will soften the adhesive and make it easier to remove.
Peel off the vinyl
Use a weeding tool or your fingers to peel off the vinyl. Start at the edge of the design and work your way toward the center. If the vinyl does not come off easily, apply more heat and try again.
Remove any adhesive residue
If there is any adhesive residue left on the garment, use a product like Goo Gone or rubbing alcohol to remove it. Apply the product to a cloth and rub it over the adhesive until it is removed.
Wash and dry the garment
Once the vinyl and adhesive residue have been removed, wash the garment in cold water with mild detergent, and dry on a low heat setting.
Removing HTV from a garment can be a challenging process, but with the right tools and techniques, it can be done without damaging the garment. It is important to use caution when applying heat and to work slowly and carefully to avoid tearing or stretching the fabric.