Somebody told me to preserve my Color Run t-shirt with vinegar.
I never verified this random tid bit of info, but I figured it won’t hurt. After the “run” on Sunday, I took my shirt off (I was wearing a sports bra!) and sprayed vinegar on it. I seriously HATE the smell of vinegar.
I did this in the sink, so I also splayed a bit of water on the shirt to blend in the power paint.
Side note – I totally should NOT have gone thru the leaf blower at the end of the Color Run. That took off sooooo much power paint. Nuts.
I also poured some salt on the shirt. I seem to remember from my tie-dying days that salt helps set colors. I could be way off on this.
I put the shirt in a plastic bag and set it out on the back porch to “boil”. Remember, I live in Florida, and it’s been in the low 80s all week.
Sitting in the porch in a bag:
The colors weren’t looking very vibrant, but they were still there! My roommate immediately tossed her shirt in the washing machine, and most of the color came out, except for a huge blob of blue.
Shirt out of the bag:
The back looks pretty awesome!
It’s not like I’m going to wear this shirt around as a stylish piece of clothing. I suppose it will be another ‘hitting the gym’ shirt.
I’m letting it dry now, then I guess I’ll wash it; it smells like vinegar!!! I’m afraid what will happen when I wash it though …