Ways to remove to paint stains
When the time comes to needing to know how to remove paint from clothes, do the following:
- Remove excess paint: for water-based paints, rinse the stain under running warm water. For oil-based or acrylic paint, scrape off any excess, trying not to spread it.
- Apply your paint remover: For water-based paints, apply washing up liquid or laundry detergent, like OMO, to the stain. For oil-based or acrylic paints, dab the stain with paint thinner or alcohol until most of it is gone. For all types of paint, dab the stain very gently with a cloth until the stain has faded.
- Clean the garment in your washing machine: put the garment in your washing machine as you would usually do, making sure you follow the garment’s laundry label instructions.
- Inspect the stain: once it’s out of the washing machine, inspect the stain. If the paint stain is still visible, repeat steps 1-3.
If the stain has already dried, it can be more difficult to remove. To get rid of excess paint, apply duct tape to stain and rip it off to get rid of dry paint.
So now you can paint away with the knowledge of how to remove paint stains from clothes. Grab your paint brush and unleash your creativity or DIY maestro without having to worry about your clothes ending up in the bin!