Friday, December 2, 2016

How to Get Food Coloring Out of Clothing

This tip might be beneficial to you while doing all your holiday baking this time of year.

I was reaching for some cookie decorating items, when a yellow food coloring fell out of the cabinet splattering on my shirt.  My kids must have just left it sitting in there all by itself.

Well, I thought to myself Alcohol gets out paint and permanent markers,  guess I'll start there.

First, I gave my shirt a good rinse to remove any excess dye.

This is what I was left with.

I pulled out my rubbing alcohol it was 91%.  Lower percentages will work too.

I poured it on and let it sit a few minutes.
As you can see it faded and spread a bit, but it was still there.

So, I rinsed and repeated with the rubbing alcohol.
This time I let it sit for about a half hour.

It faded a ton, but you could still see it just a little.
I poured some more rubbing alcohol on it and left it overnight.

When I checked it in the morning, the food coloring was completely gone.

This worked like a charm. 

*Rubbing Alcohol might not work on all fabric types or might take out the original dye out of clothing.  I would recommend a spot test to make sure it doesn't make the color of your clothing run/fade or ruin the fabric. Use at your own risk.

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