Your pintsized Picasso might create a masterpiece on paper, but sometimes your little artist also gets creative on your shirt. Don’t worry, follow Tide’s simple tips on how to remove finger paint stains from your favorites.
Remove Excess:Scrape off any excess from the garment before rinsing under cold, running water. The higher the water pressure, the easier it will be to remove.
Pre-treat:Using a bucket, a sink or a bowl, create a soak solution by adding 1 ounce or 1 ½ tablespoons of Tide Ultra Stain Release Liquid per gallon of cold water. Allow the garment to soak for up to 30 minutes, weighting the item with a white towel to keep it totally submerged.
Dose:You can use the Zap! Cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.
Load:Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.
Wash:Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.
Unload:When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.
Effective Stain Removal on a Variety of Stains
A finger paint stain is hard to remove, but it's not the only tough stain out there. Paint, oil-based paint and tempera paint can also pose stain-removal problems. The good news is that Tide can tackle the toughest laundry challenges. With a few of our tips and tricks, you can get even the most stubborn stains out of your favorites.