Tips on Removing Acrylic PaintIf you've painted at home or in an art class, you know that sometimes, paint doesn't always stay on the canvas...
Whether it ends up in your hair, on your clothing, or all over your hands, it can be a mess!! We have sinks and soap at our studio for easy skin cleanup during or after our classes...just a little soap (any kind will work) and some water (plus a little, light scrubbing), and you're all set!
But not all surfaces are as easily-cleaned as our hands! Sometimes, paint will land in the oddest of places.... then what??
We're here to help! Being around paint so often, we've had our share of issues. From a few strands of hair, caked with dried paint, to our favorite shirt, ruined with splotches of color, we know what it's like! When you come to our studio for a class, we provide you with an apron, to help keep your clothing clean. While the majority of our customers only end up with a tiny bit of paint on their hands and nails, every so often, the paint ends up on their clothing. If you're in a class and get some on you, let us know and we'll help remove the paint ASAP! Wet acrylic is much easier to remove than dry! We have the tricks and tools to help get the paint out at the studio... but when you get home and realize there's dried paint on your sleeve, that's the problem.
*Here are some tried and true methods of paint removal, for various surfaces---
1-Wet area of hair with warm water (or take a shower)
2-Massage some shampoo into the area, gently, beginning to use your nails to pick at the paint section (any shampoo will work)... work it into a soapy-lather.
3-You can use a fine-tooth comb to help pick at the paint, but remember to be sure your hair is wet, shampooed, or conditioned, while scratching at the paint (don't try it on dry hair).
4-Once removed (or as you're still attempting to remove the paint...), apply some conditioner to help keep the hair from breaking and restore moisture.
5-Dry hair and style as usual, once all of paint is gone!
1-Apply rubbing alcohol to the stain (apply very liberally)
2-Soak up some of the alcohol with a paper towel
3-Use your nail or a wooden Popsicle stick to scrub (with the clothing grain) the hard paint
4-Wash as usual (machine or hand wash)
**Repeat as many times needed... depending on the color of paint, the thickness, and the type of fabric, it will vary
*View tutorial, with photos, here:
Now that you're armed with all the info you need to get paint off of you, should the issue arise, come in and paint with us!!!
Remember, there's always a way to look at the situation as, 'The glass is half-full':
1-You'll have a blast, creating your artwork, which will hopefully make it less-sad if you do get splashed with some color.
2-You now have some awesome painting clothes to always have on hand, for every time you paint!!! Yay!
We hope to see you at our studio, soon! Come in and paint a masterpiece with us! We have talented artists and other staff, available to help you with anything you may need. If you're new to the painting scene, that's great! We are here for painters on all levels.We are beginner-friendly, and here to assist, should you need. View our calendar, on the link below, to see what classes we have coming up, and to register for one! We hope to see you soon!