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on: March 21, 2012, 01:32:10 PM
Follow these steps to remove graphite and pencil stains from Acrylic Fabric, Cotton, Linen, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester or Spandex:

    Use a soft eraser to remove any excess stain.
    Rub a little liquid detergent into the stain and add a few drops of ammonia.
    Tamp gently, then flush with water to remove all traces of ammonia.
    Launder as soon as possible.

The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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