When Ganesh Chaturthi is approaching, many families with kids have lots of fun making their very own Ganesha idols. It is far more eco-friendly than buying an idol, and very simple: all you need to do is pick up some air-drying clay and start channelling your inner artist, and you’ll soon have a DIY Ganesha idol that’s better than anything you could buy in the stores.
There is one downside, however – the mess. After making clay Ganesha idols as a family, it’s not uncommon for you and your kids to end up with clay on your clothes (not to mention the carpets, the walls, and the ceiling). So here’s a handy guide looking at how to get clay out of clothes when you find yourself in a bit of a mess:
How to Remove Clay from Clothes
There’s no denying that a clay stain looks bad, but the good news is that it will often look much worse than it really is. The truth is that clay stain removal isn’t as difficult as you might think, especially if you’ve got the right tools, the right cleaning products, and you are using the right technique. The main reason clay stains have such a bad reputation is because many people tackle them the wrong way.
With most stains, it’s important to tackle them as soon as possible, as they will be much easier to remove before they have the chance to thoroughly soak and set into the fibres. Clay, however, behaves in a similar way to chewing gum – it doesn’t really soak in, but rather sticks to the surface. This means that the best approach when removing these stains is to leave the clay to dry before attempting to remove it.