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Mallows Flock

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Any tips for removing marker spray from lambs fleeces!
« on: June 14, 2012, 06:31:01 pm »
Hi Guys
I would like to enter some of my ewe and butchers lambs into our local show in August. However, the farmer who sold them to me as cades, in his infinite wisdom, decided to spray them a multitude of colours; red, green and orange, as well as using copious amounts of purple spray when he rung them which has gotten not only their nuts and tails but their bellies, sides, legs.
Is there ANY tried and tested preparation which can remove this.... they look like Joseph in his very uneven technicoloured dreamcoat ;o(
Once again, thank you muchly for your pearls of wisdom.
Lisa x
From 3 to 30 and still flocking up!

kaz

  • Joined Jul 2008
  • Ceredigion
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Re: Any tips for removing marker spray from lambs fleeces!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 07:17:25 pm »
Swarfega normally does the job. :fc:
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Mallows Flock

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Shepton mallet
    • Somerset Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
Re: Any tips for removing marker spray from lambs fleeces!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 08:22:03 pm »
Oooh...now I didn't know that! Brilliant! Everything I read online says its impossible to get rid of. I take it that will be ok for purple spray too??!!?????
From 3 to 30 and still flocking up!

kaz

  • Joined Jul 2008
  • Ceredigion
  • Dust yourself off when life throws you down.
Re: Any tips for removing marker spray from lambs fleeces!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 10:17:51 pm »
An awful lot of the spray will come out when you wash them, if it doesn't try another rub in of swarfega.
Penybont Ryelands. Ystwyth Coloured Ryelands.  2 alpacas, 2 angora goats, 2 anglo nubian kids, 3golden retrievers a collie and a red fox labrador retriever, geese, ducks & chickens.

Small Farmer

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Bedfordshire
Re: Any tips for removing marker spray from lambs fleeces!
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 11:02:17 pm »
We tagged our lambs about a month ago because the rain was washing out the clear coloured markings we thought we'd made!
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omnipeasant

  • Joined May 2012
  • Llangurig , Mid Wales
Re: Any tips for removing marker spray from lambs fleeces!
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 01:50:05 pm »
These sprays are meant to wash out. otherwise the wool board couldn't accept it. Ordinary soapy water works for me

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Any tips for removing marker spray from lambs fleeces!
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 06:27:24 pm »
I had a white sheepskin back from the tannery recently and it still had pink marker on it (not put on by me!), it was a bought-in wether.

Mallows Flock

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Shepton mallet
    • Somerset Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
Re: Any tips for removing marker spray from lambs fleeces!
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 07:19:37 pm »
I am going to goven them a few washes with Purl Dip before the shows anyway and will have soap & swarfewga to hand now after all these handy hints. Thank you very much! Now just need to find advice on carding, preening and primping LOL
 
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