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How To Remove Logos From Clothes: Explained Step-By-Step

Have you ever wanted to get rid of a logo on a hoody because you no longer liked it, it was worn, it had a typo, or you simply wanted to replace it with a new one? Or perhaps you even managed to remove the logo from your favorite T-shirt, but it was all in vain since this left white residue or holes in the garment?

Well, if you’ve ever found yourself in this type of situation and wondered how to remove logos from clothes, you’re in the right place as you’re about to find out the answer.

Key Takeaways

  • The most effective way to remove logos from clothes is by using the “iron and wax paper” method.
  • This method is not recommended for erasing screen-printed logos from clothing items made of polyester.
  • Other effective methods for getting logos off include using a spot removal gun, sugar scrub, nail polish remover or other solvents, and cold-water rinse.
  • In order to choose the most appropriate method for removing logos from clothes, you need to check the type and material of the logo as well as know what fabric the clothing item is made of.

How Can You Remove Logos From Clothes?

You can successfully erase logos from clothes by using wax paper and an iron. This is an especially effective method for erasing vinyl, screen-printed, and rubber logos.

So, to use this method in order to remove a logo from a piece of clothing, you need to follow these steps:

  • Put the clothing on an ironing board.
  • To make sure the back side of the clothing doesn’t get burnt, it’s best to take a cloth or an old t-shirt fist, then, fold it, and insert it inside the clothing item right under the logo.
  • Then plug in the iron and set the temperature to a medium setting.
  • Next, put the wax paper right on top of the logo and begin gently pressing the iron on top of it without using steam. This should take less than 10 seconds to do.
  • Once the 10 seconds have passed, set the iron aside and tug at the wax paper.
  • If you’ve followed the steps properly, you’ll most likely see the logo stuck on the wax paper. However, in case you notice some residue the print might have left behind on the clothing item, use a knife or a plastic scraper to remove it altogether.

Important notes: If you don’t have wax paper at hand, you can use a plastic bag or wet cloth, or towel instead of it. You can also put the clothing you’ll be working on, on a table or any other smooth, flat surface. Additionally, be careful not to set the temperature of the iron to a high setting as this may cause the design or wax paper to melt and get stuck on the iron.

Fortunately, there are other methods that have proved effective in taking off logos and I’ve presented them for you here:

You can also read a blog where we explain how to close an ironing board.

3 Effective Ways To Remove Logos From Clothes

1. Use Nail Polish Remover

This method is suitable for taking off rubber and vinyl logos. What you should do first is place a plastic bag or old towel on the inside of the clothing item so that the nail polish remover doesn’t stain other areas of the fabric.

Then, apply some of the liquid only to the area where the logo you want to take off is by pouring directly from the bottle or by using cotton swabs. Make sure the logo is well soaked in the liquid and let it sit for around 20 minutes. Next, begin rubbing the liquid in different directions by using a piece of paper towel. You can also try scrapping off the logo by using a brush, textured cloth, or blunt knife. Once the logo has come off, launder the clothing item.

Note: In case you’ve run out of nail polish remover, you can use pure acetone or rubbing alcohol instead.

Additionally, since solvents such as those mentioned above are chemicals that can cause discoloration, to make sure you don’t damage the fabric, pour a few drops of the solvent on the seam on the inside of the clothing item first to check how the fabric will react to it.

2. Rinse It With Cold Water Or Give It A Sugar Scrub

These two methods are great for removing freshly printed logos, although they can be used for taking off older prints too. All you need to do is soak and rinse the garment in cold water. If the logo isn’t removed altogether still after you’re done rinsing it, rub the remaining areas by using one tablespoon of sugar and dry cloth. This will help get the logo off of the garment.

3. Use A Spot Removal Gun

This is another effective method for getting plastic logos off of clothes. The spot removal gun is very easy to use as all you need to do is position it directly toward the logo and spray it out. However, be careful not to spray the fluid on other areas of the garment.

You’ll love this method as every section of the logo will come off on its own in no time. And once the logo has been erased, wash the clothing item in the washer.

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How To Know Which Method To Use

In order to know how to remove logos from clothes successfully without damaging them, it’s important to know what type of material the logo is made of and how it’s printed as well as what type of material the clothing item is made of. Knowing these features will help you choose the correct method to erase logos from clothes.

Logos fall into 3 categories based on the way they’re printed on the clothing item. The 3 types of logos include:

  • Heat-transferred vinyl logos
  • Screen printed logos
  • Embroidered logos.

The most commonly used method for removing heat-transferred logos from clothes is using the same thing that is used to transfer them to clothes, which is heat. However, using a nail polish remover or letter-removing solvent has proved effective in removing such logos too.

When it comes to erasing screen-printed logos from clothing items, the best way to do so is by using a spot-removal gun or nail polish remover. And as far as embroidered logos are concerned, the easiest way to get rid of them on clothes is by cutting the threads of the design on the inside of the garment using a seam ripper and removing them by using tweezers.

As for the material the clothing item is made of, you always need to keep in mind that not all methods work well for all types of fabric. For instance, you should never try removing screen-printed logos from polyester by using heat as it’s made from plastic. Instead, wash the clothing item using warm water first and then pour a small amount of heavy-duty detergent over the logo. Next, try scraping the print using a blunt knife, plastic scraper, or stiff brush. You can also try removing logos from polyester by following any of the above-mentioned methods, except for the iron and wax paper method.

Similarly, when it comes to erasing screen-printed logos from woolen fabrics and hoodies, using nail polish removal has proved to be quite effective.

You can also read a guide on how you can remove ironing on letters.

Final Words

Getting logos off of clothes isn’t a difficult process provided that you choose the right method. I hope that the methods and all the information I’ve presented in this article will benefit you so that you don’t need to get rid of clothing items having logos you don’t like in the future. Instead, you’ll just get rid of the logo.