Sunday, April 3, 2016

How to Remove Paint From Your Clothes

While painting my pallet flag, I got paint on the bottom of my shorts.  I didn't even notice it until I went to put away my laundry.  So, it went through the dryer and was set in.

I learned an old trick in art class many, many, did I mention many years ago.
Rubbing Alcohol
or maybe even hand sanitizer

Pour or squirt on enough rubbing alcohol to saturate the entire painted area.
Let sit a few minutes.
Scrape and repeat.

After 3 or 4 repeats, you will end up with a little paint residue left.
Throw it in the wash and the rest should come out.
If it doesn't, just repeat the steps above until it does.

Worked like a charm!

Be sure to check your fabric for any special washing instructions, 
before attempting this on your clothes.

Do a test spot on your clothing to make sure the rubbing alcohol won't remove the dye in the fabric.

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  1. Thanks the paint came right out

  2. My daughter was so excited. Her friend at school just bought an $80 PINK sweatshirt. It was white. She got paint on it. My daughters like "I got you!" All they had was hand sanitizer instead of rubbing alcohol, and it came right out! 😀


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