Getting paint out of clothes can be a serious headache especially to those of us who do not have any knowledge whatsoever on paint stains. Most often than not, we tend to use our old clothes when painting our rooms or any furniture. This practice makes it that we completely do away from the clothes afterwards because we do not want them any more. Some also would want to clean the old shirt or jeans and use it for another painting some other time. In the case where we sure used an old clothe but mistakenly splash or stain a desired shirt, shorts or that beautiful designer, what do we do to get the paint stains out of those clothes so to salvage the situation. Removing paint stains is possible only when you rise to the occasion immediately you are done painting or you mistakenly splash it on your clothes. Dried up paint stains is highly impossible to take out. The type of paint you want to remove is very important, as there are different methods to removing different paints. Today, we are going to take your through the methods to take out latex or water-based, acrylic and oil-based paints from your clothes if you should ever need that.

Removing Paint from Clothes | Cleanipedia ZA

Types of Paint

  • Latex or Water-Based Paint
  • Oil-Based Paint
  • Acrylic Paint

How to Remove Latex or Water-Based Paint Stain

Removing water-based stains from clothing is relatively easier than the other two mentioned. Yet, you can achieve success if you spot the stains early enough.

How to Get Water-Based Paint Out of Clothes: Expert Advice

What Do You Need

  • Warm Water
  • Dish Soap
  • Sponge
  • Acetone

Step 1: Flush the Stain Under Warm Water

Upon spotting the stain and you realize it is fresh, just boil water till it is warm and pour it on the affected area of the clothing. This method will help rinse the paint before it dries up. Spotting the stain later on and it’s already dried, scrape off the paint with an object before running it under the warm water. Note that your finger nails can easily scrap of lighter stains while you can use a rule or spoon to remove tougher latex paint stains.

Step 2: Prepare a Warm Water mixed and Dish Soap Solution

Pour the rest of the warm water you used to flush out the stains into a bucket and add in generous amount of dish soap and stir nicely to create a solution.

Step 3: Sponge the Stain with the Solution

Now that your solution is ready, grab an old sponge or one you could do without and deep it into the solution. Use the sponge drenched in the solution to clean the paint stain area of the clothing. Apply little force when the stains proves a bit more tougher than expected. Continue this process until the stains have all been washed out.

Step 4: Rinse Thoroughly

Stubborn stains will need a little more that just the solution to remove. The use of acetone will help do the rest of the job by blotting the fabric. This step is important where your fabric contains no acetate ot triacetate.

Step 5: Rinse and Wash

Once you are able to remove all paint stains with the steps before now, just take your clothing and wash it normally and have it dried. After this, the clothing should be good to use again as before.

How to Remove Oil-Based Paint Stains

Having to remove oil-based paint from your clothing is just not as easy as that of latex or emulsion. However, if you follow these steps below, you can have it done with ease.

How to Remove Oil-Based Paint from Clothes - Stain Removal Tips

What Do You Need

  • Paint Thinner
  • Sponge
  • Dish Soap
  • Clean White Cloths or Paper Towels
  • Pre-wash Stain Remover

Step 1: Scrape Off the Excess Paint

First of, try scraping off the excess paint from the fabric or clothing. After that, grab a clean white cloth or paper towel and use that also to blot as much as possible excess paint from the garment. A spoon can help scrape off dried up stains.

Step 2: Rinse the Fabric

Make sure you to rinse the garment under running water as soon as you blot it. This process will help wash off some more stains and also prevent the excess paint on the garment from drying up.

Step 3: Sponge the Stain with Paint Thinner

Place stacks of white cloth or paper towel on a table and then put the stain garment on it face down. Apply paint thinner of the stained area and with the use of the sponge, vigorously try to remove the paint. Repeat this process until all the stains are remove. If you are using a sponge, you can use other parts of one part is soaked in paint. For paper towels, replace them immediately they get drenched in paint.

Step 4: Apply Dish Soap and Soak in Water

To the stains area of the clothing, apply dish soap and soak that part in water overnight. By morning, we should have had everything under control. Take it out and wash normally.

Step 5: Rinse and Wash

The final process always involves washing the entire garment normally and having it dried so best results. In case stains still appear after the overnight soaking, treat the stained area with ‘prewash stain remover’ and rewash the garment for a second time. That should work this time.

How to Remove Acrylic Paint Stains

For those of us who use acrylic paints at home, here’s how to remove stains from your garment.

How to Get Acrylic Paint Out of Clothes | Clorox®

What Do You Need

  • Warm Water
  • Dish Soap
  • Sponge

Step 1: Flush the Paint with Warm Water

The first thing to do when you are stained with acrylic paint is to quickly wash off the stains. If you found out the stains later, scrape off the excess paint before running water over the fabric.

Step 2: Prepare Dish Soap and Warm Water Solution

In a bucket of warm water, add in some amount of dish soap and thoroughly mix those get a solution.

Step 3: Sponge the Stain with the Dish Soap Solution

Deep a sponge in the solution and squeeze out the excess solution before using the sponge to remove the paint stains. Make sure you have a strong grip of the sponge and vigorously press it down on the garment to clean.

Step 4: Repeat step 3 over and over

It takes time for paint stains to be properly removed from any garment. Be patient and continually repeat the process of using the sponge to remove the stains until all stains are no longer visible.

Step 5: Rinse and Wash

Are there Other DIY Methods for Removing Paint from Clothing?

Yes, there are several other modes of removing paint stains. On the internet, you will come across various ways and means to take out stains from fabrics, including the use of vinegar and baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol among others. All these other processes work effectively in removing stains from clothing. The use of hydrogen peroxide for instance can help remove fresh paint stains effortlessly. Despite the numerous other methods, we advise you go by what we have outlines above for easy and proper removal of paint stains.

Can You Get Paint Stains Out of Clothes After it’s Been Washed and Dried?

It is highly impossible to get paint stains out after you have washed and dried them. At this point, the stains would have married the clothes and it will forever be embedded in it. Should you try anyways to remove dried up washed stains, you would only waste precious time and even end up ruining the garment totally.