How to get acrylic paint out of clothes?


Removing acrylic paint from clothes can be difficult, but there are a few methods you can try:

  1. Act fast: The sooner you try to remove the paint, the better your chances of success. Fresh paint is easier to remove than dried paint.
  2. Scrape off as much paint as you can: Use a butter knife or a spoon to scrape off as much paint as you can before attempting to remove the stain.
  3. Use a solvent: Try using a commercial paint thinner or rubbing alcohol to remove the paint. Apply a small amount to a cloth and gently rub the stain. Be sure to test the solvent on an inconspicuous area of the fabric first to make sure it doesn’t cause any damage or discoloration.
  4. Use a laundry pre-treatment: Apply a laundry pre-treatment stain remover to the stain and let it sit for the recommended amount of time before washing.
  5. Wash the clothes: Once the paint is removed, wash the clothes in the hottest water recommended on the care label and with a detergent.
  6. Check for any remaining stain before drying: If the paint stain is not completely removed, repeat the process before drying the clothes.

It’s important to note that some acrylic paint may be permanent and may not be able to be removed from clothes entirely. Additionally, if the clothes are delicate or a special fabric it’s better to take them to a professional dry cleaner.

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