It's been one of those weeks. Yesterday, I was making up a batch of hot pink buttercream when I accidentally dropped the little bottle of Americolour 'Electric Pink' in the mixer as it was spinning.
Well, the paddle gave the bottle a jolly good squeeze and Americolour 'Electric Pink' went in all directions. At first I laughed, there was tiny droplets across my face which matched my outfit rather well. Shortly after I noticed the drops on the floor, and the splashback tiles. Not to much effort to clean it up. But it was 2 hours later I noticed the 2 splotches on the cream coloured roman blinds - aaaarrrrrgggghhhh!!!!
I gave them a dab and a rub with water and detergent, but its not coming out very well. Anybody know the best way to remove it - ie should I use white vinegar or bi carb soda or does somebody know a really good trick??
Thanks in advance
Oh no! I've never had that happen but generally what I find works for stain removal is baby wipes. It's the glycerin.
I would try the baby wipes. They seem to work the best.
Or you could always die the curtains Pink.
Or splatter them evenly and people will think you just like pink polka dots.
Shampoo works well to remove food coloring for some reason.
Thank you good people. Yes, pink is my favourite colour - I even had a pink wedding dress!! I would love hot pink curtains, but its a rental property, so cant quite get that creative without loosing my bond.
I shall try the baby wipes & shampoo and see how we go.
Happy Mothers Day to you all :-)
Did the wipes work? For future knowledge, DO NOT use water &/or soap. Rub well with toothpaste before any water touches it then rinse with very hot water.
If worse comes to worse a little bleach on the end of a cotton bud should turn the pink white, which will be less obvious on the cream.
I didnt have baby wipes (my baby's now 11) so tried pure glycerine, vinegar, sard wonder stick, laundry detergent, bi-carb soda. The vinegar worked best and the sun is slowly bleaching the remainder. I did notice my liquid hand soap contained 'no soap' and glycerine, so I will also give that a go. Mr Google said ammonia, but I dont have that either, and keep forgetting to buy it when at the shops.
Vinegar - good to know! Thanks for sharing your results, I'm sure that will come in handy one day.