Thank you for your recent email regarding our Compeed® Blister Plasters.
I am very sorry that you have had difficulty removing the residue from the plaster adhesive from your socks. We have checked with our Research & Development Department as to how to remove this and they have advised a couple of things for you to try. You could try soaking them in hot, soapy water and if this is not successful they recommend that you try white spirit. However, please do be careful as we cannot determine how white spirit would affect your socks.
Please contact me again on 0845 6031127 should you require any further information.
Assuring you of our best attention.
Senior Consumer Support Associate
Johnson & Johnson® Consumer Support Team
WikipediaWhite spirit, also known as Stoddard solvent, is a paraffin-derived clear, transparent liquid which is a common organic solvent used in painting and decorating. In 1924, an Atlanta dry cleaner named W. J. Stoddard worked with Lloyd E. Jackson of the Mellon Research Institute to develop specifications for a less volatile dry cleaning solvent as an alternative to more volatile petroleum solvents. Dry cleaners began using it in 1928 and it was the predominant dry cleaning solvent in the United States from the late 1920s until the late 1950s.
Low odor mineral turpentine is 100% low aromatic white spirit.