Stain Removal (washable fabrics)
Dala unfortunately cannot guarantee that the following procedure will be successful for all stains caused by powder or liquid tempera. This process contains invasive materials and could harm or destroy your fabric so please test on a sample swatch or on a inconspicuous part of the garment. The procedure contains hazardous materials and should not be attempted by children.
- Scrape of the dry or wet excess paint.
- Soak the fabric in warm water. Add 10 ml of vinegar and a 5 ml of liquid dishwasher per 1lt of water. Soak for 30 min agitating occasionally.
- Rinse and dry.
- Apply alcohol to the stain and to a piece of absorbent material. Place the material over the stain. Keep the material in place as long as it absorbs the colour and replace the material with a fresh peace if it becomes saturated with colour. It is important to keep the stain and the material constantly moist with the alcohol.
- Clean of the alcohol and allow it to dry.
- Soak it again for 30min in warm water 5 ml of dishwashing liquid and 10 ml of ammonia per 1 litre of water.
- Rinse and allow to dry.
If a stubborn slight stain still remains, make a solution of 5 ml bleach to10 ml water. Apply this solution drop by drop to the stain. Do not leave the bleach on your fabric for longer than 2 min. Rinse in warm water. Apply vinegar to the area and rinse again with water. Some fabrics cannot tolerate chlorine bleach so please test on a sample swatch or on a inconspicuous part of the garment.