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Thread: Can you remove fabric paint?

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    Just received a call from my dd in FL who wants to remove a logo that is on the back of her son's Karate uniform jacket. She thinks it is probably some kind of "painted on" logo as it is not an iron-on nor a patch. So, the question is how to remove this? The jacket is a cotton/synthetic combination and is "canvas-like" if you know what I mean or have seen these uniforms. I has been through several wash cycles. I thought maybe a bleach pen might work or perhaps painting over it in white to match the fabric. The other idea was to sew a patch of similar fabric over the logo but I don't think she wants to do this. Does anyone know if either of these would work or maybe have a better idea ... assuming it can be done? Thanks for any and all help! KLO

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    I don't think it will come out...especially since it's been washed already. I am sure it has set into the fabric. Does she want to change the label? She could make a new one and just sew it overtop of the old one...kinda like sewing a block onto a jacket or shirt. good luck...crafty_linda_b

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    You might try lighter fluid or finger nail polish remover ( the acetone kind), but try to test in a seam to see if either product changes the background fabric.

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    It won't come out. These are permanent, heat set designs. My son's karate uniforms have this also.

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    NO...it is probably screen printed on and it will NOT come out..you will just eat holes in the jacket if you try...

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    Thanks everyone for the responses. I thought this logo would not be removable but figured I had to at least ask. Heat set pretty much "sets" it for good, it seems. Like crafty_linda_b suggested, I mentioned to dd that she could sew a piece of similar fabric over the logo but I am not sure the place where her son goes will allow that either as they want just plain "uniforms" for everyone. Looks like she will have to buy a new one!

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    The logo was very likely silkscreened. That ink is NOT going to come off. Go with the "cover it with a patch" solution.

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