How to get Paint out of Clothes
We’ve been in the middle of working on our family room make over, that I told you about a few months ago. We decided to wait until the holidays were over to really get started. As soon as the Christmas tree came down, we got to painting. I finally decided on Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray and couldn’t be more happy!! It’s the perfect gray! I can’t wait to share some pictures of the progress soon.
During the painting, my husband happened to walk thru the room with his favorite coat on and brushed a corner with fresh paint……and you guessed it, he ended up with paint on the sleeve. You should have seen the disappointment in his face when he told me about it – after it was dry.
I told him, no worries, I know a little trick that should get dry paint out of clothes, and since the jacket was machine washable, it should come right out! This method is 99% effective, and is worth a try! Since you already have paint on the garment, you don’t have much left to lose.
All you need is a wet cloth, 91% Isopropyl alcohol (aka rubbing alcohol, you can get at the drug store) and a brush.
How to get paint out of clothes:
- use a wet cloth to get the area with the paint wet – it doesn’t need to be soaking wet, just dab it with the wet cloth until the fabric is wet.
- saturate the paint stain with Isopropyl alcohol
- use your brush to scrub until the paint is no longer visible. (if needed, add a little more alcohol while scrubbing) you will see the paint break down and crumble
- place garment in washer and launder according to label.
It should look as good as new!
He’s a happy man again!……and you get a little sneak peek at my beautiful gray walls!