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From: AndreaSews
Date: 10-06-2006, 07:38 PM (1 of 2)
Somebody little came home from preschool today, proudly toting her new painted t-shirt project. I didn't make a fuss over the splotch of red paint that made it to the back of her sleeve (on the clothes she was wearing under the smock, not the project!). I thought I'd tackle the green speckle on her forehead first and take it from there. Well, I haven't had much luck with her forehead yet, so I'm beginning to wonder about the sleeve. I haven't started the ritual of solvent experimentation yet. Is it possible to get fabric paint off of fabric?? It's a plain white cotton knit long sleeed t-shirt.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
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From: Sancin
Date: 10-06-2006, 08:03 PM (2 of 2)
Pretty Hard, Andrea - what colour is the shirt? Can you use colour remover? Whatever, don't iron or heat it until the paint is gone.

Try these sites

Yikes - I can't find the address of the one that I just phoned yesterday. The owner is great on answering questions. I will post it as soon as I can search and find it again.

Good luck. You better post your results as I am sure other budding fabric painters will need the advice. I can't believe a teacher would use such permanent paints when there are some that are only permanent when heated.
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
Total posts: 895
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