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« on: September 17, 2005 12:57:23 AM »

I'm sad. My threadless.com katrina regrowth tshirt came in the mail yesterday. i wore it to school today, and during art i got a little too excited with the paint and got blue acrylic on it. The shirt is a natural color, not white, so i can't really bleach it. Honestly, i would rather have a white spot than a bright blue spot, but that is a last resort. I would much rather have the shirt in it's original condition (or as close as possible!). The stain is right under my boobs. I would be kinda flattered, but i don't want people looking there all the time. And even if they don't noticably look, i'll know in my heart that there is a stain there and think everyone is looking at it. It's like if you have a bad hair day, you think everyone notices. And it makes me feel sloppy. I like to have a clean appearance, not grungy.

In short- blue acrylic paint stain. a Not white shirt.
So far i've tried-
Spray and Wash (both stick and spray)
Simple Green (spray, i used the directions on the back, three tries)
good old fashioned detergent
all of these i have tried scrubbing with a toothbrush and just letting it work.
Also, I have NOT put it in the dryer yet. That's just silly. (it sets the stain)

i've read on the internet that hairspray works pretty well. But, i don't know how that would work. Does anybody have a suggestion? i really love my shirt....
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2005 07:04:47 AM »

Acrylic paint will wash out, IF you do it right away.  After it is dry, it's permanent.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2005 07:47:33 AM »

Invest in a Tide-To-Go stick for future disasters.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2005 08:52:51 AM »

yeah, acrylic is a pretty tough mother. I don't even know if bleach will work. You might want to just paint something over it, so it looks intentional.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2005 09:14:32 AM »

I don't know if this is an option for you, but if you have the money you can just order a new one, it would be money well spent. You could use the stained one for bed?
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2005 12:12:01 AM »

okay- here's an update. i tried it one more time with the simple green, and scrubbed it hard, and now the stain is not really too noticable. before, i could definately tell it was there, and now you don't notice it until i point it out (and i probably won't be doing that ^^) . Hopefully it will fade more each time i wash it...

so that's the end of that.
Thanks for your replies!
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2005 08:00:27 AM »

I'm so glad it came out!! Or at least for the most part! I just got my regrowth shirts yesterday & they look great!! Yay for companies with a heart!!!

Oh & be careful putting your threadless shirts in the dryer. I don't know if you have other threadless shirts but the girly american apparel shirts aren't preshrunk so they shrink like a M.F. in the dryer!!! My husband accidentally shrank my "Damn Scientists" shirt Sad luckily he was able to get me a new one before they sold out!
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