Removing acrylic paint from clothes

No matter how hard you try, you’re bound to get a splodge of paint on your clothes every now and then. The more you try to avoid making it happen, the more it seems to happen! The good thing is there are a few simple steps you can take to get rid of acrylic paints from clothes. It’s really not that hard to do.

This is what you’ll need:

–          A cotton ball (a paper towel will do)

–          Rubbing alcohol (alcohol-based hand sanitiser or acetone nail polish remover will do)

First, simply get a cotton ball and soak it in rubbing alcohol. Then dab the affected spots on the fabric with the cotton ball and make sure you completely soak the fabric. The wetter the fabric is, the more loosened the paint should be. You should now be able to start wiping the paint away. Use the cotton ball and keep dabbing at the paint and it should start to come off. Try to remove the paint from the fabric without making the paint spread. Keep soaking cotton balls in rubbing alcohol and keep dabbing and wiping the fabric. The colour should start to fade until you can’t see it any more. Put the piece of clothing in the washing machine then set it out to dry. Once it’s dry, have a look at where the paint (hopefully!) was. If the colouring from the paint’s gone, great. If not, simply keep applying rubber alcohol to the affected area with a cotton ball. Even if the paint’s faded a little bit, you’re making progress.

If it’s an old or really dry acrylic paint stain, what you should do is soak the fabric with rubbing alcohol with a cotton ball then leave it to thoroughly soak for an hour or two, then start wiping the paint off.

This is just one way of removing paint from clothes. Do you know any other ways?

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