How to wash clothes from clay?

How to wash clothes from clay?

Sculpt from plasticine loves any child. With pleasure, not only kids, but also older guys are engaged in modeling. This is a wonderful activity that develops fine motor skills and imagination. The fact that the clothes remain clean, young creators have no time to think. So sometimes the mom is sad over a shirt or trousers soiled in plasticine. Cleaning them at home is not as difficult as it seems.

True, it is necessary to observe three stages: removal of clay before washing, removing stains and washing. If everything is done correctly, the process will not take much time and will certainly be successful.

Before washing

Before washing, you will have to work on the thing, because while there is plasticine on it, it is absolutely impossible to erase it. It must be completely removed from clothing. That only in plasticine is not present - it is both paraffin, and dyes, and rubber, and fats, and wax. All this is literally imprinted in the fabric, if it turns out to be in the washing machine. Do not try to wipe the clay with your hands either - the stain will only increase in size.

A great way that many housewives use - plasticine freezing. Thing you need to put in the freezer for a few hours. The plasticine will become fragile and it can be carefully scraped off, and if you are lucky, it will simply fall away from the clothes with a whole piece. By the way, the thing itself before putting in the freezer, it is better to put in a plastic bag.

There is another way - dry the stain with a hairdryer and then also scrape off. In this way, you will remove paraffin and wax, which are part of your favorite material for creativity.

It happens that plasticine literally eats into the fabric, for example, if you do not just drop a piece on the fleecy carpet, but also step on it. In this case, it is necessary to heat the contaminated area with an iron, putting a napkin on the stain.

If clay is removed poorly, then You can rub the stain with a cotton swab dipped in ordinary vegetable oil. So you remove even the smallest pieces and crumbs of the substance, although an oil stain will appear on your clothes that you have to fight. So this method is quite extreme.

Once the pieces of plasticine are removed from the fabric, it is necessary to determine how to remove the stain directly. To do this, you can use both industrial tools and folk.

Folk methods

Laundry soap - a great assistant in the fight against any stains, including dirt from clay. You can simply rub the stain itself with soap, or you can dissolve it in a small amount of water to form a thick suspension. It is necessary to put it on the fabric and vigorously rub. 15 minutes is enough to make it work. After this procedure, wash the thing as usual.

Baking soda is also a faithful assistant in the fight against plasticine stains. Stain needs to be moistened, sprinkled with soda, leave for 10-15 minutes, and then wash in the washing machine. You can make a slurry of soda and dishwashing detergent, put it on the stain, let it dry, and then clean it with a brush and wash it as usual.

If there is no soap or soda on hand, and you need to remove the plasticine urgently, then wool fabric will help you. Even an old wool sock will do. Just rub them a stain, and, if the wool is natural, then gradually a greasy stain will “shift” to it.

Skilled housewives use to remove spots from clay hydrogen peroxide and ammonia. That's just the one and the other must be diluted, otherwise you can spoil the fabric. Ammonia is diluted with water in a ratio of 1: 1 and applied to the stain on the reverse side. After 30 minutes, the thing can be washed. A solution of ammonia can be used for wool and knit fabrics of any color. Hydrogen peroxide must also be diluted with water - you need only 5-6 drops of peroxide per 100 ml of water. We moisten the cloth with the solution, leave it for 5-10 minutes, and then send it to the washing machine. A solution of peroxide will help you remove the stain, even with a white shirt.

But do not use peroxide for colored things - there may be an ugly whitish trail that will not be removed.

Gasoline or kerosene is also suitable for dealing with grease stains. These tools were well known to our grandmothers and great-grandmothers. The smell, of course, will not be the most pleasant, but the method itself is effective and simple. It is enough to wet the cotton pad with kerosene and gasoline and just put it on the stain for 10-15 minutes. After that, wash the contaminated area under running water, and then wash as usual.

It is very disappointing when a little princess's silk dress was soiled in plasticine. The stain is very noticeable, and aggressive detergents can not be used, because they can spoil the fabric. Moisten a cotton pad with alcohol and rub the stain from the edges to the that divorces do not form. We'll have to work hard - the spot may not disappear from the first time. Silk clothes or thin fabrics should then be washed at a water temperature no higher than 40 degrees with the use of delicate liquid detergents. Alcohol is also suitable as a stain remover for woolen fabrics.

There is another way to remove the greasy stain, for which you need an iron. Also, a napkin or any other soft paper will be useful to you (an ordinary toilet is quite suitable). Put it on the stain on both sides and start ironing it with an iron. The paper needs to be changed if you see that a greasy stain has appeared on it and has become noticeable. Change the paper until the oily stain ceases to appear.

In order to accidentally burn the fabric, do not use a very hot iron, it is best to set the temperature to about 50 degrees.

Funds from the store

The greasy stain after plasticine will help to launder the products sold in most hardware stores - this is known to many housewives. Antipyatin soap or Maxima soapas well as many stain removers. Some manufacturers of detergents produce wipes to remove stains - they are also quite suitable. The main thing is to follow the instructions, because stain removers are not suitable for all fabrics and can, for example, change its color. After processing the fabric stain remover thing to be washed. If the fabric can be bleached, then add bleach to the washing machine.

One of the most popular stain removers is a favorite with many Vanish. Although this tool is quite simple to use, and it has some important secrets. So, Vanish is liquid and in powder form. Means in the form of powder is more aggressive and will cope even with an old fat or color spot.

But for thin fabrics and wool it cannot be used - there is a high risk of damaging the fabric and changing its color.

Use Vanish in the powder for cotton, linen and blended fabrics, just adding it when washing in a washing machine. A measuring spoon will help determine the amount of stain remover - it is attached to a jar of powder. Liquid Vanish is used for greasy stains on thin and woolen fabrics. It does not contain chlorine, which means that the light fabric will not turn yellow, and the wool will not “sit down”. Apply the product to the stain for 15 minutes, and then wash the item in the washing machine. Pre-application is necessary only in the case of an extensive and complex spot, and in other cases, liquid Vanish simply added in the wash with a liquid detergent.

An excellent stain remover that can be ordered online with home delivery is Amway stain remover. It is convenient and easy to use, as it is produced as an aerosol in cans of 140 and 350 ml. It is necessary to spray the stain and then wash the thing in the washing machine. By the way, this stain remover will help out on the road and travel, since it is best to apply it to the stain immediately after the thing is stained, but you can wash it even after a week!

Amway is a fairly strong stain remover, so when using it on fabrics with an unstable color, care must be taken, and it is not recommended to use it for wool and cotton. Also, do not use stain remover if the paint on the product is not stable.

Using a steam cleaner

Today, many have small steam cleaners on the farm that allow them to remove dirt, paint, clay and even glue from their fabrics. Before using the steam cleaner, carefully read the instructions on which nozzles are best to use. Depending on the power of the device, the time of exposure to steam on the spot will also vary. The more powerful the steam cleaner, the shorter the time of exposure to steam on the fabric. After cleaning the fabric with a steam cleaner, it is also recommended to wash it, if possible.

It's great if a child has special clothes for practicing modeling and drawing, one that he will not be afraid to get dirty. Wristbands and an apron that can be sewn from an old father's shirt can be very useful. In addition, they can, if necessary, take with you to school or kindergarten. Even if you don’t have such clothes, remember that you can almost always remove clay from clothes, so don’t deprive your child of games with this wonderful material!

See how easy it is to remove the plasticine stain from the fabric in the next video.

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