In the Art room, students are reminded to always wear paint shirts when they are working with messy materials; however, accidents happen. If your student comes home with a stain on his/her clothing from Art class here are come recommended methods of stain removal.
**Remember to test on a hidden area first, and if the stain is still there when you pull it out of the washing machine, don't dry it because heat often sets in a stain and makes it very difficult to remove.
Tempera Paint: Try one of the following, the first I have found to be the most effective. Certain colors may be more stubborn then others and may require extra soaking time: - Soak in Oxiclean or similar product for several hours until you can see that the stain is gone, then wash - Use ammonia straight on the stain, dabbing with a clean cloth until stain is removed, then wash - Pretreat with your favorite stain remover, such as Spray-n-Wash, then wash
Water-Based Markers: Follow the same directions as Tempera Paint
Permanent Markers: This one can be tough, but I've found that ammonia is the best solution. Use it straight on the stain and then dab with a clean cloth until the stain is removed, then wash. Oxiclean may be another successful method; make a paste and apply to stain, let it soak, then wash.
Oil Pastels: Put Murphy's Oil Soap on the stain and deb with a clean cloth until stain is removed, then wash. I have also used Dawn dish soap to remove oil pastels from clothing and hands.
Chalk Pastels: Soak in Oxiclean, or similar product, for a few hours, then wash.
Charcoal: Follow the same directions as Chalk Pastel.
Printing Ink: Follow the same directions as Tempera Paint.
Paper Mache: Soak in Oxiclean, or similar product, for a few hours, then wash.