Resin: the nemesis of cleanliness, right? Not only does it make your equipment dirty, leaving a stench in its wake, but when it gets on your hands, it’s like you’re caught in a sticky battle.
And let’s not talk about the daunting task of removing resin stains from fabrics: quite a challenge! But is there light at the end of this sticky tunnel? Yes, there is. If you no longer want to struggle with resin, read on to find out how to say goodbye to it for good.
Have you ever wondered if oil could be the solution to your resin problems? Not only does it absorb this sticky enemy, but it also manages to soften it, making the task of removing it much easier than you might imagine. It’s an open secret, and here’s how to make the most of it.
The wonder of oil lies in its versatility. Imagine having a range of resin-fighting options at your disposal. On the podium of champions is coconut oil, with its tropical fragrance and magical abilities.
However, if coconut isn’t your thing, you can opt for margarine, olive oil, butter, or even peanut butter. Of course, some of these oils can leave their mark in the form of stains. But, don’t worry! Washing your worries away with soap and water will be a simple and effective process.
How does this oil magic trick work? It turns out that oil is not only a master at the art of absorption, but it also has the power to soften resin, making it easier to remove. Whether it’s on your hands, your devices, or the hardest surfaces, this oil method becomes your best ally in tackling resin.
Despite its superpowers in fighting resin, oil has its limitations. When it comes to weaves, its effectiveness diminishes. So, while you enjoy an effective solution to get rid of resin on your devices and hands, it’s best to consider other strategies for dealing with stains on clothing.
Have you ever considered turning the remnants of your favorite beverage into a powerful resin removal tool? Not only can high-proof alcohol banish residual THC from virtually any surface but it can also be reused! Here’s how to get the most out of it:
Alcohol’s ability to dissolve and remove is impressive. Imagine filling your rig, allowing it to sit for ten minutes, and then giving it a few vigorous shakes. The next step is to pour the contents into a glass dish and cover it. Now all that remains is to wait patiently for the alcohol to evaporate, leaving the goo behind. Once this happens, you can easily scrape it off.
If you prefer not to rescue the resin, you can dip the piece in alcohol or spray it on the surface. Then use a cloth or your hands to wipe it off – a simple and effective solution to your resin problems!
Another option that deserves mention is glue. Surprising as it sounds, this solvent is just as powerful as alcohol. However, caution should be exercised, as it is not suitable for all surfaces. Due to its acidic nature, glue dissolves accumulated resin, making the task of cleaning your device extremely easy.
Finally, there’s acetone. If you are faced with the challenge of removing resin from fabric, acetone or nail polish remover are your allies. However, it is important to remember to carry out a small test before proceeding thoroughly. This will ensure that it does not aggravate or spread the stain, giving you a reliable and safe solution.
Photo courtesy of Piece Water.
Piece Water Solution is a proprietary blend of food-grade mineral, vegetable, and fruit extracts.
It’s more than just a cleaner – it’s an alternative to water for your glassware that prevents resin buildup, clogs and even filters smoke.
Simply add Piece Water to your bong, bubbler, or bong, use it as usual, and then rinse it with tap water to leave it spotless, without the need for harsh chemicals. See our guide to the best bong cleaners for more options.
Removing resin stains from clothing doesn’t have to be a nightmare. To say goodbye to those sticky stains, follow these simple steps:
Freeze and scrape: Put the garment in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer. When the resin hardens, gently scrape it off with a dull knife or credit card.
Oil treatment: Apply a small amount of coconut or olive oil to the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes to soften the resin. Then gently rub the fabric between your fingers to break it up.
Magic dish soap: Rub a small amount of dish soap over the stained area. Leave it on for a while before rinsing it with cold water.
Washing machine: Wash the garment in cold water with normal detergent. Check the stain before drying; if it is still there, avoid heat, as it can set the stain.
When resin falls on your carpet, don’t panic. Here’s how to recover it:
Freeze and chip: Place an ice pack over the resin stain to harden it. Once hardened, gently remove the resin with a plastic knife or credit card.
Alcohol rub: Dampen a cloth with alcohol and gently wipe the stained area. Be sure to test in a hidden spot on the carpet first to make sure it does not cause discoloration.
Vinegar solution: Mix equal parts white vinegar and water. Apply the solution to the stain and blot with a clean cloth.
From glass to plastic, mildly abrasive agents can work wonders when it comes to removing resin from a variety of surfaces. If you have salt, sand, or baking soda, any of them will do. Just remember that with salt you will lose all the resin built up on your bongs, pipes, and surfaces.
If by chance the resin is wet, you can rub sand into it, which will cause it to clump up and fall right off. And if it’s starting to dry, using a combination of toothpaste and salt or baking soda on it should work. Both of these options work particularly well for your hands and fabrics.