How To Clean Up After A Color Run

You’ve just finished your Color Event. But just in case you don’t want to walk around all day in technicolor, here are some tips for cleaning up.

Removing Powdered Paint From Skin and Hair

Wondering how to get color powder off of your skin and hair after the run? Follow these instructions:

Dust off or blow off as much powdered paint as possible before you jump in the car or plop down on your white sofa! A gas powered leaf blower can be very helpful. Color powder washes right out! Just take a shower, grab a bar of soap and some shampoo and you should be set! In our warehouse we use Dawn dishwashing soap to wash out the colored paint – it seems to do the trick on washing it out of skin. If you have light colored hair – sometimes the colors can have a little bit more staying power! It will wash out in a few days. Sometime you just have to have a sense of humor! But if you have a photo shoot the next day and you don’t want pink hair, then you may want to wear a hat or try oiling your hair with Coconut oil before the race.

How to Clean up Powdered Paint from your Clothing:

Wondering how to get color powder off of your clothes after the event? It’s nothing a tumble through the washing machine won’t take care of! Color Powder washes out of most clothing but since we haven’t tested every fabric under the sun you may want to leave your favorite running clothes or evening dress at home. Dust off or blow off as much powder as possible before washing. You may want to wash your color branded gear separately in cold water. If it doesn’t wash out the first time, don’t put it in the dryer and try some stain remover or bleach (white clothes only) the second time around.


How to Clean up Powdered Paint from your Run or Event:

Wondering how to remove color powder from your venue after the run? If you are the organizer and you need to clean up the venue, it’s as easy as 1,2,3! Most of the powdered paint is going to be concentrated where your color stations are. Blow or sweep up most of the color powder. Again, a gas powered leaf blower may be all you need in grass. Then, if necessary, just 1) turn on the sprinklers 2) hose or power wash the area down. 3) be respectful of your venue and clean up any trash or debris left behind.

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