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Friday, August 17, 2012

Murphy's Oil Soap

I know this may seem silly to write about on this blog, but I just have to give a shout out to Murphy's Oil Soap!  Whether you are painting the walls in your home or you are an artist, sometimes it is hard to avoid getting paint on yourself.  Someone a while back, mentioned in my online painting group about how good this soap was to get out paint.  They were talking about set in paint on your clothes, and not recent paint that you just got on yourself.

Well, as many of you may know when I paint I seem to do it in whatever outfit I have on at the time.  I don't feel the need to change my clothes, so yes, my clothes are at risk of being ruined.  I know, that is stupid of me.  I really should have painting clothes and good clothes....I do, but I just do not take the time to change.

I guess, I feel like what I paint is not really that messy and I should not get paint on my clothes...Well, for some odd reason I found these little round red circles, 2 of them, on a good black shirt of mine.  It was just the outline and not a solid circle.  I still cannot imagine how I came about having these on my shirt, but I did.

Anyway, I see this shirt laying to the side almost on a daily basis.  I thought I might paint on it so that I could still wear it and make use of the red circles.  However, that has yet to be done.

So, I remembered hearing about the Murphy's Oil Soap and thought I would give it a try.  I finally located a store that sold it. I brought it home last week.  This week I finally got the chance to give it a whirl.  I placed some of the soap along with water in a large cup.  I soaked the portion of the shirt
which had the paint on it.  I think I actually let it soak overnight.  I really was not timing it, but know that it sat for a bit.

Much to my surprise, the next day when I pulled it out of the cup, most of the paint was gone.  The little bit which was left, scraped off easily.  Now my shirt is clean and clear of all paint, ready to be worn again....

I am so happy that I finally found something which can cut through set in paint.  I am now using it to clean metal tips which I used on my paint bottles.  Not even boiling them in the past has softened the paint enough to clean them up.  It seems to be working like a charm on those too....

I have found a new love...Randy better watch out!!

Amy
www.originalbridalhanger.etsy.com

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