6 Ways to Remove Iron On Patches With Ease

6 Ways to Remove Iron On Patches With Ease

Have you been trying to remove an iron on patch from your favorite shirt, pair of jeans,  uniform, or bag?

Then you know that it’s not the easiest task to do because the glue used on the backside is tough to remove. 

Maybe you need to take an old iron on patch off because you’ve outgrown it or you want to put a new patch on.

Before you pull your hair out, read this information! Yeah, We’ve put together some tips to help you remove iron on patches with ease. 

All of these methods are proven to work. If the first method doesn’t work for you, move on to the next and so on until you find the right one that gets that stubborn patch off.

Ready? Let’s go! .

Try Nail Polish Remover (with acetone)

The acetone in nail polish remover can do more than strip polish off your fingernails. It can also eat through the glue on the back of iron on patches.

But, before you try this method, test a small, non-visible area of the fabric with the nail polish remover. Yeah, Just dab some on to make sure it doesn’t stain or damage the material. If everything checks out, you’re good to go.

  • To use this method, soak a cotton ball in the nail polish remover. Then dab the cotton ball closely around the edge of the patch to loosen the glue.
  • Gently lift the patch up as you go.
  • If need be, soak another cotton ball in the nail polish remover and continue dabbing and lifting until the patch is removed.
  • Lastly, use the nail polish remover to take the rest of the glue off the material.

Use Your Clothes Iron 

High heat is an effective way to remove the stubborn glue that adheres iron on patches to material.

  • Get out your clothes iron and turn it on, using a medium hot setting. Don’t activate the steam function because you need dry heat.
  • Now put a piece of cotton fabric on your ironing board.
  • Yeah, Then put your shirt, pants, or whatever has the iron on patch adhered to it, glue-side down on top of the cotton fabric. 
  • Now all you have to do is iron the item for about twenty seconds to make the cotton fabric adhere to the glue.
  • Then peel the fabric from the iron on patch. With any luck, all the glue will come away as well.
  • If need be, repeat the process until all the glue has been transferred to the cotton fabric. 
  • If the hot iron didn’t work, don’t worry! We’ve got more great ways to remove iron on patches so keep reading! 

Freeze the Item with the Iron On Patch 

When glue freezes, it becomes easier to remove. This method involves putting the item with the iron on patch right in your freezer.


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