How to remove heat transfer vinyl

How to remove heat transfer vinyl

How to remove HTV from different materials

Heat Transfer Vinyl is used to make some fantastic designs on clothing, wood, leather or canvas. If you want to know more about how to apply HTV on these materials, you can check out this interesting blog post. But what to do when you have misplaced the transfer or you are not happy with it? Then I can recommend one of the following methods to remove it:

Use HTV remover or chemical solvents

There are stores that sell transfer removal spray. You can also buy it online at various e-commerce websites such as Amazon. It is one of the most effective ways to remove HTV or stripflock from clothing. The great thing about this spray is that it can be used with almost all types of apparel. You can even use it to remove heat transfer vinyl from wooden surfaces. Simply spray on the vinyl and remove it carefully. You can also try using chemical solvents specially made for this.

Hot iron and tweezers

If you don’t have a spray for removing HTV, No worries. All you need is a hot iron and tweezers. As soon as you are aware of the error in the design, you take out your iron and set the settings to the max allowed temperature for that particular item of clothing. When the iron is properly heated, you can place it on top of the heat transfer and wait until it comes off. Make sure, however, that you do not keep the iron on the fabric any longer than necessary, because then it could become damaged. As soon as the transfer starts to come a litte bit, use tweezers to peel it further from the fabric. Place your iron on both the front and the back of the fabric to get a perfect result. You can also try using a steam iron and a wet towel to get HTV warm enough to peel off


Use a hairdryer

If you can heat your transfer sufficiently with a hairdryer, it should come loose a little. Then you can start removing it further with a pin.

You may need to use a combination of these methods to remove everything from your material or fabric. But it is certainly not impossible.

I hope I have provided you with a solution to solve this problem of HTV removal without any problems.

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