How to remove the stain from gouache at home?
All artists and parents of creative natures are familiar with the situation when, after creating a regular painting, not only the canvas, but everything around is decorated with bright colors. Therefore, after several hours of drawing, you have to clean for a long time. And to cope with stains from gouaches can be very difficult, and sometimes almost impossible.
We choose an effective tool
To combat the stains of gouache, you can use different tools. Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let's look at those that work exactly, which have already been tested by more than one generation of creators and hostesses.
If you are dealing with clothes, then most likely, to combat the stains from gouache, select synthetic purchasing agent. It is worth choosing it carefully, considering all features of your things.
The thinner and more delicate the fabric, the more gentle must be the product with which you clean it. What matters is whether the clothes are white or colored. All the necessary information manufacturers, as a rule, indicate on the product packaging.
Those who try to avoid all "chemistry" in their home, you can choose something from the available improvised means. So, for example, a simple laundry soap. You can simply wipe the fabric using it, or soak the thing in a solution with soap and rubbed in hot water.
Tools such as acetone, nail polish remover or even refined gasoline. Add them to the water in small quantities. The resulting composition must not soak the whole thing, but only the contaminated area.
As practice shows, these products allow you to get rid of paint stains in literally half an hour. The main thing is not to forget to rinse the cloth then so that there is no unpleasant smell.
And if you worked not with simple paint, but with fluorescent gouache, then you should pay attention to such a product as eucalyptus oil. It should also be applied directly to the stain for a few minutes. True and suitable eucalyptus oil only to work with dense tissues.
Ways to remove stains
As practice shows, to remove the stain from gouache at home is not at all difficult. You can cope with any type of pollution, if you skillfully choose the tool and will be able to apply it correctly.
Most often, gouache falls on clothes. And, regardless of whether it is new jeans or a home-made shirt, I still do not want to throw the thing out. Yes, this and do not need to do, because you can always wash the fabric and restore its original appearance.
Before proceeding to action, you need to assess the degree of contamination of the fabric. Naturally, it is much easier to cope with fresh stains than with old stains. Although, if there is a thick layer of dried paint on the clothes, you can try to clean it carefully with a special brush. In this case, you do not need any additional bleach and stain removers.
A thin layer of dried paint can be removed from clothing. substituting thing under the stream of water. If the stain is not much ingrained, then it will move away. Residual stains will need to be treated with additional products.
If you notice a stain of paint immediately after it gets on the clothes, and the color has not yet penetrated the fibers, you can use a simple soap or some stain remover that does not damage the fabric. If you are working with a stain remover, then you need to put it on the contaminated place and soak your clothes in warm water. After this, a mandatory step is washing at a low temperature.
Likewise, you can remove a gouache stain from a colored blouse and white shirt. Yes, when working with different types of fabric it is worth remembering the fact that each material requires its own approach. For example, it is much easier to work with synthetics. But cotton, flax and other natural materials absorb bright pigment much faster.
It is even more difficult to wash paint from mixed fabrics, for example, from jeans. But such material as dense natural denim is not so delicate. This means that it can test more radical cleaning methods.
For example, use ammoniawhich can be found in almost every home. Working with ammonia is very simple. Protect your hands with rubber gloves and apply it on a gouache stain with a cotton swab or cotton swab. It is advisable to move from the edges to the center so that the stain does not spread further. After you have processed the entire area, clothes should be put aside for half an hour and allowed to get deep into the fibers and remove the pigment.
After that, you can wash the jeans using the usual powder or the same laundry soap.
Another not very gentle fabric method that is suitable for denim products - a combination of vinegar and gasoline. Here you will also need durable rubber gloves and fleece. Vinegar should be preheated, mixed with gasoline in a 1: 1 ratio and applied to the fabric. Keep this explosive mixture should be no more than twenty minutes. After that you can flush.
If the fabric is more delicate than denim denim, then you can find more gentle stain removers. So, if you have a spot left on a beautiful white blouse, then you can treat it with a spray remover.
This is a very good way of dealing with pollution, because the spray is just sprayed on the surface of the fabric, and not rubbed into it.
With carpets and furniture
Very often, not only favorite outfits, but also furniture are victims of a creative impulse. Print gouache stains from textiles and carpets are also possible, so do not despair.
First of all you can try carpet cleaner. Anyone will do, but more often, housewives choose products in the form of powder, which should be dissolved in water. This powder is whipped into a dense foam, which is applied to the stained surface. The foam will disappear after a couple of minutes, after which the dirt must be additionally wiped with a brush.
As an alternative to this product, ordinary laundry detergent can be used. He, too, whipped to foam. Apply this foam composition can be on the furniture, without fear of damaging textiles.
Another effective way to remove stains from the surface of a carpet or furniture is to combine a simple dishwashing detergent with glycerin. Such a mixture can cope even with dried gouache. To do this, scrape the dried paint with sharp scissors or a brush and moisten the stain with a mixture of detergent and glycerin. Leave this mixture for a few hours to completely soak the stain.
You can also try to remove the pigment with a spoonful of vinegar, dissolved in a glass of pure water. This carpet should be thoroughly soaked with this solution. After a few hours, be sure to rinse everything off with warm water.
It is much harder to scrub the paint off the walls. Especially if, while making repairs, you chose paper wallpapers. But in almost all cases it is possible to save the situation and remove a bright spot from the wall.
The easiest way to scrub gouache from those surfaces that do not absorb moisture. These include lacquered wood, glass, porcelain, metal and plastic. If the walls of your house are finished with wood panels or tiles, for example, then you should have no problems with cleaning the walls. Simply wipe the surface with a damp sponge.
Dense vinyl or non-woven wallpaper can also be cleaned. True, this is a more complicated process.Here it will be necessary to dilute soda or detergent in warm water, moisten a sponge in this liquid and clean the wall with it.
If you have paper wallpapers sticked, then you will not be able to completely remove the stain, you can not even try to scrub it. Better pick a neat piece of wallpaper or a beautiful picture to glue the stained part of the wall or close it.
If a stain of paint fell on a book, then removing it is also almost impossible. All you can do is gently remove the gouache from the cover of the textbook. If the pages themselves are stained, then nothing can be done about this, since the paper very quickly absorbs the pigment, and water use only aggravates the situation.
It is much easier to remove the entire color palette from plastic. Walk on its surface with wet wipes moistened in water with a sponge or rag. And your problem is solved.
If you or your child like to use gouache, then these tips will definitely be useful to you.
Firstly, all creative people need to stock up not only paints and brushes, but also special protective clothing. An apron to protect your outfits can be bought or ordered at any store for creativity. And you can sew your own hands from the remnants of fabric. Such protective clothing you just will not mind. And if it gets paint, then it can be perceived as part of the decor.
Additionally, you can protect and the surrounding space. For example, you can highlight special corner for creativity. There you can hang a cloth to protect the wallpaper from splashing. You can also just sit in a room with tiled or plastic walls, which are much easier to clean from gouache stains.
Take note of the fact that if you are trying to clean the fabric from contamination, then you should not use warm or hot water. It is better to use cold water for rinsing, and for washing, and even for soaking.
The fact is that gouache is a paint that consists mainly of natural ingredients, which very quickly eats into the fabric when exposed to warm water.
Finally, remember that how quickly and permanently the paint is absorbed into the fabric depends on what pigments are in its base. The most easy to remove from the fabric artistic gouache, a little harder poster. But fluorescent cope almost impossible.
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