Whether your kids have enjoyed a particularly active art lesson in school, or they’ve been honing their creativity skills at home during a rainy weekend, something all parents have to deal with at some point is removing paint from clothes. Paint stains are quite unusual in that they have both a good and a bad reputation.
Water-based paints tend to have a good reputation. Like water-based inks, these can be flushed under cold running water and results will be seen almost instantly. Oil-based paints, on the other hand, have a worse reputation. Being oil-based, they’re much trickier to remove. So which types of paint will your kids be using at school?
Most art classes in schools will use acrylic paints. Acrylic paints come somewhere in the middle of water-based and oil-based paints. While they are water-based, when they dry they form a plastic layer (which is why they’re called ‘acrylic’ paints) that makes stains much trickier to remove.