So excited to share this with you today. I gave away this Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover several years ago at one of my crops. So very glad I kept a bottle for myself. This week, while painting, I had my “oh so cute” black top. Although, something inside said take it off, I kept it on, thinking, “I will put on an apron and I will be fine.” So off to the studio I went, happily painting along. When done, I looked at my black top and not only did I have white gesso on the sleeve but on the front of the shirt, as well. So much for apron protection. I surely gotta listen to that little voice called intuition a bit more. Uuuugggghhh, disappointed and thinking, “nooo, I don’t want this to become a paint top.” I have plenty of those. LOL! I took off the shirt, put it in the laundry room and felt defeated. That was on Tuesday.
Friday comes and Friday is laundry day. I look at my shirt not feeling very hopeful at all. Fingers crossed that by some miracle when done the gesso would be gone. Not even a little bit! LOL! Then I look at the lid of the washing machine to see if it has suggestions (there is a stain remover chart on it), nothing…and then I see Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover. Hmmmm? I grab it and read the label, “removes paint.” Feeling a bit unsure but worth a try. I squeeze a little on, work it into the fabric and let it sit for 10 minutes and wash as usual. Take out and it is almost all gone! Woohoo! I thought, well I didn’t feel like I worked it in as well as I could so I will wash it one more time. This time I worked it in and saw the paint/gesso…same thing…breaking up. I washed my top and now it is as good as new! No signs of the gesso! YES!!!!
Lesson learned! I promise to put on one of my, “paint shirts” the next time I paint.
Seriously, every artist/crafter/color lover should own a bottle of Grandma’s Secret Stain Remover!