How to Care for VELCRO® Brand Products and Remove Adhesive

Protecting and caring for your VELCRO® Brand products will help maintain their strength and gripping power and extend the life of the product. This is especially true for apparel closures that are left exposed for extended periods of time or that are subject to repeated machine washing and drying.

Cleaning VELCRO® Brand hook surfaces

Over time, the hook surface can pick up lint and other debris that can affect its ability to grip the loop surface. Cleaning debris out of the hooks is similar to cleaning hairbrushes: using a stiff brush or another piece of hook are the best methods. It can take some doing - after all, the hooks in the tape are made to grab! The optimal solution is prevention: the hook portion should be covered at all times, so it does not grab onto anything it should not — like a blanket or your hair. Always engage the hook and loop before washing.

Removing VELCRO® Brand adhesive residue

If you peel a VELCRO® brand adhesive-backed product from its surface, some adhesive residue may remain. We recommend using citrus-based cleaner to remove any remaining adhesive. There are several commercially available, as well as a product called Goo Gone® from Magic American Corporation of Cleveland, OH. For thick adhesive you may need some elbow grease to get the residue off. We advise that you spot test any remover before using and always clean off the surface after using any cleaner.