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Tips and Tricks For Removing Paint From Clothes

One of the things that most people dread about painting projects is the mess that they create. It seems like no matter how careful you are, no matter how many precautions you take to protect yourself and your furniture, paint still ends up getting everywhere. Now most people wear old clothes that they do not really care about while they are painting, this way when paint spills on them it is not that big of a deal. However, sometimes accidents do happen and you end up with paint on your good clothes when you least expect it.
Learning how to remove paint from clothe sis important if you plan to paint your home. Taking the time necessary to learn a few tips and tricks can make a huge difference, you will be able to keep your clothes rather than having to throw them out. Successfully removing paint from clothes depends on the type of paint spilled, oil based paint cannot be removed the same as latex paint. However, it also depends on the type of clothing; not all clothing should be treated in the same manner.
Removing Latex Paint From Clothes
Removing paint from clothing can vary based on whether the paint is wet or dry, but with latex paint, it does not matter. The best part is chances are you have everything that you need in your bathroom to successfully remove latex paint from your clothes.
Step One: Grabbing The Supplies
Head into your bathroom and grab your bottle of hair spray or if you do not have hair spray grab a bottle of rubbing alcohol.
Step Two: Spray The Paint
Spray the hair spray directly onto the paint stain, wet or dry, or apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol to the stain. You want to apply just enough to get the paint wet.
Step Three: Treat The Stain
With wet paint once you have applied the hair spray or rubbing alcohol you will want to simply launder it as usual. If the paint is still present after the first wash repeat the above steps again. For dried paint you can use a piece of duct tape or your fingernail to remove as much of the paint as possible. If using tape place it directly onto the paint and then peel off. Fingernails require gentle scraping, just be careful not to scrape too hard or you can put a hole in the clothing. Once the paint turns back into a liquid, you can throw it in the wash and clean as usual.


Removing Acrylic Paint From Clothes
Acrylic paint is the most common type of paint spilled on children’s clothes, but crafters who paint often find it in the least welcome places. If it is acrylic latex paint that has spilled on clothes you should be able to get it out with soap and water because it is water based paint. Regular acrylic paint will take a bit more work. However, this method can also be used on acrylic latex paint if soap and water do not work.
Step One: Mix Up The Home Remedy
In a bowl mix together 1 tablespoon salt, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, and 2 tablespoons ammonia.
Step Two: Apply To Paint
If the paint is thick in certain areas use a toothbrush dipped in the mixture to scrub the paint. Continue scrubbing paint with toothbrush until the paint stops coming off.
Step Three: Mix Up More Solution
Double the recipe from Step One and mix up some more solution.
Step Four: Soak The Clothes
Fill up a sink with cold water, add the solution to the sink and stir, and then add the paint stained clothes. Allow the clothes to soak overnight.
Step Five: The Next Morning
Look over the clothes, the paint should be gone. If not scrub the paint with the toothbrush and then put the clothes back in the sink to continue soaking. This process can be repeated until all of the paint has been removed.
Removing Oil-Based Paint From Clothes
Oil-based paint is probably the worst type of paint to spill on clothes. If you do spill oil-based paint on your clothes removing paint from your clothes must be done with some type of chemical, soap and water just will not do it. In most cases, the paint container itself is going to list what type of thinner to use with the paint, if none is listed use turpentine. What you will need to do is flush the paint stain with the thinner, then rinse with water. Repeat if paint is still present. Once the paint is gone, rub some liquid detergent on the area and then rinse again. Make sure you wash the clothing as soon as possible!
Removing Old Paint Stains From Clothes
everybody knows that when removing paint from clothes it is easiest to remove fresh paint. Unfortunately, we do not always notice the paint on our clothes until it is too late. Luckily, even if the stain has set, meaning it has been washed and dried, there is still a chance the stain can come out. Luckily, after washing there is no excess paint to deal with, it is just a matter of getting out the stain.
Pour rubbing alcohol or turpentine onto a clean white rag. Blot the paint stain with the rag, allowing the paint to transfer from the clothes to the rag. Always use a clean section of rag. Continue this method until the paint stops coming off. Spray the stain liberally with stain remover and then wash as directed.
Successfully Removing Paint From Leather
How to remove paint from leather is going to depend on when you notice the paint. Removing the paint while it is still wet is rather easy because it has not had a chance to soak into the leather. Removing the paint after it is dried is a bit trickier because it has had time to set in.
Remove any excess paint first, scrape it off gently if it is dry, or wipe it up with a white absorbent cloth if it is wet. Mix together some mild soap and warm water and make sure you create lots of suds. Apply the suds to the leather with a clean sponge. Use a clean cloth to wipe up the suds. If the stain is still present, use a leather cleaner & conditioner to help aid in its removal.
I hope this information helps you when you get paint on your clothes and you need to remove it. When you are trying to determine how to remove paint stains from clothes, the real key is trying to get the paint off as soon as possible. The longer you let it set the harder it will be to get out.

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