Don't throw it away! How to remove paint stains on clothes

Yulia PoteriankoLife
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Whether you're painting a picture or painting a wall, the chance of getting a paint stain on your clothes is close to 100%. Of course, working in clothes that you don't feel sorry for is a reasonable way out of the situation. But knowing how to remove paint stains from fabrics will also be useful.

OBOZREVATEL has compiled basic tips for different types of paint. The trick to removing such stains from clothes is to treat them as soon as possible, because once the paint dries, it will be impossible to remove it.

Latex or water-based paint

These paints are often used for interior decoration. They are environmentally friendly and relatively easy to remove from fabrics. To treat such a stain, you will need:

  • warm water;
  • dishwashing detergent;
  • sponge;
  • acetone.

Rinse the stain under warm water - a completely fresh stain can be completely removed if you put the item under the tap in time. If the paint has dried, scrape it off with the blunt side of a knife or a spoon before wetting the cloth.

Next, mix equal parts of dishwashing detergent and warm water and rub the stain with this solution. Use a sponge you don't mind ruining, a cotton pad or paper towels. Blot the stain vigorously to remove the paint. After treatment, rinse the stained area. Repeat this cycle until you get the desired result.

If the stain does not wash off and your fabric does not contain acetate or triacetate, you can treat it with a small amount of acetone. Then rinse the garment and wash it in the usual way.

Oil paint

This paint is used to create stunning paintings. And very picturesque stains are made. To remove them, you will need:

  • paint thinner;
  • clean white cloths or paper towels;
  • sponge;
  • dishwashing detergent;
  • stain removers for use before washing.

Scrape the paint off the fabric, and then use dry cloths or paper towels to blot as much of it as possible from the fabric. If the stain has dried, you can use a hard tool to remove the stain. Next, rinse the stain under running water and move on to the next step until the item is dry.

Test the paint thinner in an inconspicuous place and treat the stain with it by placing the item face down on a stack of white paper towels or napkins. Dampen a sponge or clean cloth with the paint thinner recommended by the manufacturer and wipe the stain vigorously from the back. Once your cloth is soaked with dye, replace it with a clean one. Repeat the steps until the paint no longer stands out from the stain.

Apply dishwashing detergent to the area where the stain was, rub it in with your fingers and soak the item in water for several hours. For example, overnight. After that, rinse the clothes and wash them as usual. If the stain remains after washing, treat it with a stain remover and wash it again.

Acrylic paint

This type of paint is used for both painting and repair. To deal with such stains, prepare

  • warm water;
  • dishwashing detergent;
  • a sponge.

Wash off the paint residue with warm water, having previously removed the dried part. After that, mix dishwashing detergent and warm water in equal proportions, dip a sponge into the solution, wring it out well and treat the contaminated area properly. Repeat the treatment with the solution until the paint is washed off. Rinse and wash the item as usual.

Additional expert advice

Do not rub the paint stain. Blot it to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the fabric.

Do not put stained clothes in the washing machine with other things to avoid getting paint on clean clothes.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told what kitchen product can be used to remove blood stains from clothes.

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