Thursday, October 20, 2011


Kids come home with stains from art class? I found this great info. on another art teacher's blog and thought it would be great to pass along!

INK/MARKER- Dye stains can be difficult to remove. First, pretreat the stain with a heavy-duty liquid detergent, then rinse thoroughly. Soak the stained garment in a dilute solution of all-fabric bleach. A few highlighter (marker) stains may be removed or lightened by rubbing immediately with isopropyl alcohol and flushing with hot water.

PAINT-Treat while wet. Soak in cold water; wash in cool water with heavy-duty detergent. After paint has dried for 6 to 8 hours, removal is very difficult. Treat as combination stain. Wash in hot water. Rinse. Repeat if necessary.

GLUE- Soak in cold water; rub fabric against itself under running water to dislodge stain. Launder in warm water with heavy-duty laundering detergent.

PENCIL- Use an art gum eraser to lift off excess, but avoid rubbing the fabric. For delicate fabrics, use spot treatment methods. For most durable, washable fabrics, use a pretreatment aerosol product, stain stick, or stain removal gel. Then rub in heavy-duty liquid detergent. Rinse in warm water and launder

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