Found Oil-Paint Spills on Your Dark Coloured Clothes? Let’s Clean It!

Removing oil-based paint stains from clothes is a tough battle. But don’t worry, the battle can be won with our smart cleaning method.

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Found Oil-Paint Spills on Your Dark Coloured Clothes? Let’s Clean It!

Whether you were painting your wall or just fixing a few discoloured patches, accidental paint spills on your shirt or kurta are almost inevitable. It ends up discolouring your clothes just as badly and the damage may seem irreversible. But wait, don’t toss those stained clothes just yet. You can bid goodbye to tough oil stains using this step-by-step cleaning method.

Try the method on a small inconspicuous area firstWear rubber gloves while using a paint thinner

Step 1:

Buy a paint thinner, which will be easily available at your local hardware store. Put the stained garment face-up on a flat surface. Pour the paint thinner over the stained area.

Step 2:

Gently rub the stain with the help of a cotton swab or an old toothbrush and wait for 15 minutes.

Step 3:

Thoroughly rinse the affected portion of the garment with clean water.

Step 4:

Again, rub the affected area with a bar of soap or liquid detergent.

Step 5:

Rinse with water and wash your garment as you normally would in your washing machine.

Getting rid of oil-based paint stains from your clothes may seem like a daunting task, but it’s easy!

With a little determination and a smart cleaning method at your disposal, you can win this battle. Just remember to avoid rubbing the stain when it first appears, as doing this may spread it further.

There you go! Try these simple steps to tackle tough oil-based paints on your clothes with ease.

Key Steps

  • Try the method on a small inconspicuous area first
  • Wear rubber gloves while using a paint thinner

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