Whenever you are handling paint, whether it is in your art studio or while painting your house, you always end up having some on your clothes. This happens irrespective of the amount of precautions you take. So, it is best to wear old clothes while painting, especially the ones you have no intentions of wearing again. However, if by chance, you end up getting paint on your wearable clothes, do not worry too much. It is true that the paint stain cannot be removed by normal washing. However, with the right things and right steps, you can easily get it out of your clothing in no time at all. Just make sure to start the cleaning process as soon as you spill the paint. To get more tips on removing paint from clothes, read on.
How to Remove Latex Paint from Clothes
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Old Cloth
- Spray some rubbing alcohol over the affected area.
- Take a cloth and rub it over the alcohol, trying to take off the stain.
- Again spray some alcohol and rub the area with the cloth.
- Keep on repeating, till the paint comes out.
- Wash the garment as usual.
- If the stain still remains, line dry it and again use rubbing alcohol over it.
How to Remove Oil Paint from Clothes
- Liquid Dish Soap
- Old Cloth
- Saturate the stained area of the garment with liquid dish soap.
- Let it sit for a while.
- With the help of a cloth, scrub at the stain, trying to take it off.
- Rinse the area with water. If the stain remains, repeat the procedure.
In some cases, the oily residue of the paint is too tough to be removed with detergent or soap alone. In such case, follow the below procedure.
- Mild Detergent
- Toothbrush or Stiff Cleaning Brush
- Clean Water, for rinsing
- Blunt-edged Knife
- Take a blunt edged knife and scrape off the paint. Be careful while scraping, taking care that you do not tear the cloth.
- You will still find some amount of paint remaining on the cloth.
- Take a sponge and pour a small quantity of turpentine on it. Blot the paint stained area with a sponge containing turpentine.
- Paint will easily peel out of the fabric. However, the oily residue of the turpentine is left over on the fabric and has to be dealt with now.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of mild detergent with 1 cup of lukewarm water. Mix till the content is well-dissolved.
- Take a clean sponge and dip it in the detergent mixture. Blot the sponge on the stained area of the fabric and clean the area. You will find that the oily residue will completely disappear.
- Rinse the fabric with cold water and allow it to dry completely under proper sunlight. The paint stain will be completely vanished after the cloth is dried.