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Thread: Emergency!!! stained fabric...updated pic of front p.2

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    Super Member Baren*eh*ked_canadian's Avatar
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    I need your help!

    Ok, so I have been making this quilt for the past like, 2 freakin' months, and I bought this spray glue for basting, it says right on the can that it's for all kinds of stuff including lightweight cottons to fleece and all that stuff, so I used it, and it stained my fabric!
    I have washed it twice, soaked it overnight in oxy-clean, and I don't know what else to do!
    It's for a christmas present, so I'm screwed already, but if I figure out how to get the stains out, then maybe we can wash it afterwards (it's for my mother) please please please help me!

    I've attatched some pics of the stain spots.
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    I have no idea, but I am sure someone will - Good Luck!

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    It looks greasy...have you tried something that will remove grease? what a shame, I hope you fix it up soon :cry:

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    It doesn't even give any clean-up instructions on the can either! The only thing it says is to clean the nozzle with mineral spirits...what the heck is that? Can I use it on my fabric too?

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    Have you got some scraps of the fabric., spray that and try ANYTHING, then at least you wont risk making the problem worse.... :roll:

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    Ya, it's not actually greasy, I tried some kitchen products (I know, bad idea) but it's really just like dried glue. It is solvent based, so any solvents should work. I'm trying alcohol right now, but maybe nail polish remover or acetone (ack!). I'm just worried about ruining the fabric too!

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    Well, you haven't got alot of choice, has it dried stiff?, you may have no choice but to get unpicking to salvage the top.......it looks as if you may have used too much, as it looks in blobs...difficult to tell, what a crying shame :cry:

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    What a shame! Do tell us what type of adhesive it was. I'd like to avoid that product. I think rubber cement thinner (Bestine) would do the trick. Try it on a scrap first. Good luck!

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    What's the brand name of the spray you used? Is it petroleum based? Sometimes aerosol propellants drip from the nozzle and that looks like what may have happened to you. Maybe we can find a cure if you tell us the brand name?

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    Mineral spirits is the same ingredient in paint thinner. If you pre-washed the fabrics, I bet you can use it on them without running the dyes. Can you create the stain on some scrap to experiment?

    Who manufactured the stuff, and do they have a number to call? Timing being what it is, you may not get a response til after Xmas.


    If it has a poison warning on, you may be able to track down a safe solvent that way.

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    K, so it's just like an aerosol pain can, but the nozzle was weird and the stuff came out in strings and it kind of made blobs as it fell. I figured it was just like that and it would wash out. I did shake it really really well before using it too, so that's not the problem

    It's called Sluyter feather spray 470. I bought it at a fabric store...


    By the way, it's not really stiff, maybe just a tiny bit stiffer than the fabric that's not affected.

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    have you tried any of the stain remover for quilts???

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    mineral spirits is a product similar to paint thinner. I use it when refinishing wood for clean up. I have gotten it on my clothes more than once :wink: and it has never hurt any of the fabric before so it might be worth a shot to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcathie
    have you tried any of the stain remover for quilts???
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    No...where would I buy that?

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    EMERGENCY - CALL CANUTEC (613) 996-6666 (Collect)
    one of the solvents in it is acetone, so that should cut it

    Here are the safety sheets
    http://www.itsmysite.com/sluyter/fil...eatherspay.pdf

    and tell them it IS an emergency
    SLUYTER COMPANY LTD.
    375 Steelcase Road East
    Markham, Ontario L3R 1G3 Canada
    Tel (905) 475-6011 Fax (905) 475-3119

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    Your mom will understand, what does the front look like. Best of luck, it could be a New Year present :? :shock:

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    Do you have a place to source Synthrapol detergent locally? You can get it at Dharma Trading. It removes impurities from fabrics as a prewash before dying fabrics. I wonder if it will work on stains.

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    Well, it doesn't show up as much in the front, here is a pic of the front.

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    one way out is you could make a patch or two with your name, date, etc etc on it and hand stitch it to the back over the stains. you could make the patches maybe heart shaped and write a little poem on one if you have to use more than one. maybe make it look like you did it all on purpose. your Mom will love it!

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    dojo has a good idea. I'm straining my brain trying to think of what to try....lemon juice?? I hope something works...it is really pretty!

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    That's it -- just put a small applique over the stains -- hearts, flowers, etc. -- your mom will love it and never know you had a problem.... :wink:

    (Or you could use small machine embroideries -- just embroidery on the front of the quilt and use the same color in the bobbin.)

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    Way to go Moonpi...for looking up the specs!
    Hope this works!
    Also, have you tried Greased lightning cleaner...it takes care of everything.
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    I have used hairspray on stains like that. The spray must have been old and did not mix right. Try it on a scrap first. Hair spray has saved many things that has glue on them for me.

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    Your quilt is beautiful, I don't have a solution, but I would sure take the spray back and tell them what happened.

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    My husband worked at a dry cleaners when he was younger, and then became a mechanic. He says that carb cleaner is exactly the same chemical that is in dry cleaning chemicals. He has used carb cleaner many times when we've had badly stained clothing and it works perfect, you can get it in any auto supply store. Hope this will help.

    And you know, the quilt is so beautiful, your mom would want you to give it to her anyways, tell her what happened, and then take it back after christmas to clean it if you dont have time before

    PS the carb cleaner, you spray it on, and then rub the spot, and then wash

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