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Unread 05-30-2014, 06:11 PM   #1
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Okay to wash Redstarcosplay Jacket

I have a redstarcosplay Attack on Titan jacket and it got some silver paint from a 3dmg prop on it at a convention. Is it safe to wash it and if so whats the best method that won't damage the jacket. Anyone else ever washed a redstarcosplay jacket?

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Unread 05-30-2014, 06:26 PM   #2
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It's a cotton blend, and will shrink. If this is an issue, look into dry-cleaning.

That said, washing doesn't usually take off *paint*. If it doesn't come off with soap, water, and a little scrubbing with a toothbrush...putting it through the wash won't take it off either. At that point you might need to look into various solvents, depending on the type of paint. Before you apply any solvent directly to the jacket, test a small spot in an unseen location to make sure it won't destroy the fabric or its dyejob.
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Unread 05-31-2014, 08:01 AM   #3
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got some silver paint from a 3dmg prop on it at a convention
Unfortunately, this sounds like the prop wasn't sealed correctly, which is why stuff rubbed off of it. The good news it this likely means the stuff on your jacket isn't down deep into the fibers like wet paint.

Take the jacket to the kitchen. Use liquid dish soap (the kind you use by hand, Dawn or Palmolive, or whatever) put a dollop of the soap straight on the stain, gently rub it in with your finger. Set a timer for five minutes, go do something else until the timer beeps. Come back and use a gentle brush (old tooth brush, a nail brush something like that) on the stain then run it under cold water, continuing to scrub.
If this is partially successful but didn't get it all, just repeat until you get it all.
Rinse thoroughly, hang to dry.

Oh, and go seal that prop!
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I'll add, if it was something like spray paint and it rubbed off, the fault is not likely the paint but what was under the paint. Certain materials don't take paint well (like duct tape) and therefore when painted will appear dry but flake and disintegrate quickly.
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