How to Remove Christmas Tree Sap This Holiday Season

How to Remove Christmas Tree Sap This Holiday Season

We love our Christmas trees. The twinkling lights, the festive decorations, the presents waiting to be unwrapped … but then there’s the sap. Cleaning sticky pine sap residue off the floor could even turn Santa Claus into the Grinch. There is hope, however: with the right products and techniques you can eliminate Christmas tree sap this holiday season.

Here are a few tips for removing Christmas tree sap and preventing sticky, gooey buildup on your floors:

Use Ice to Remove Christmas Tree Sap 

Placing ice cubes over puddles of sap for 10 to 15 minutes will cause the sap to harden.  If you have hardwood floors, scrape the sap off with a plastic knife, a razor or even your fingernail. Just be careful to position the tool nearly parallel to the floor so you don’t scrape or scratch the wood or tile. For carpeted floors,  use your fingers to pick the sap out of the carpet fibers.

Try Oil Soap to Remove Pine Tree Sap

Non-diluted oil soap, like Murphy’s, is great for cleaning pine sap off hardwood floors. Apply it with a sponge directly to the sap and let it sit for 15 minutes. The oil-based soap will soften the sap, making it easier to scrub off with a brush or non-scratch sponge and then rinse. If you don’t have oil soap, vegetable shortening or rubbing alcohol can work, too.

Don’t forget, the right products can go a long way toward protecting your floors this holiday season. SpongeOutlet’s amazing Eraser Sponge is ideal for spot cleaning carpet stains, and our Melamine Floor Pads will get your whole floor nice and clean after the holiday season ends and you take down your tree. Happy Holidays!

Getting Christmas Tree Sap Off Your Floors and Vehicle

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The smell of pine in the air, the dusting of snow on the ground and the joy in your children’s voices as you choose a Christmas tree.

These are some of the best parts of the holiday season.

While there are few things more beautiful than a live Christmas tree decorated and displayed in your front window during December, there is nothing more frustrating than getting tree sap on your vehicle and floors.

Although it seems easy enough to wipe away when wet, tree sap leaves a sticky reside and hardens quickly into a gooey and difficult-to-remove mess.

Not only can tree sap be a pain to get off your hardwood floors, it can also cause damage the paint on your vehicle.

There are many families that no longer get a live Christmas tree just for this reason. Instead of opting for an artificial tree and lighting pine scented candles around your home around your home, enjoy the fragrant scent and unique beauty of a live tree without worrying about the sticky sap.

SpongeOutlet has everything you need to keep your home and car sap-free throughout the holiday season.

Our Eraser Sponge is perfect for spot cleaning, and our Melamine Floor Pads are great for scrubbing the whole floor after you take down your tree in January.

Tough on dirt without damaging walls, floors or the surface of your vehicle, SpongeOutlet’s products are perfect for the post-holiday cleanups. Just remember to spot test a small area before getting to work.