The Secret to Getting Acrylic Paint Stains out of ClothingThe great thing about acrylic paint is that it dries fast, making it commonly used by artists of all skill levels.
The bad thing about acrylic paint is that it dries fast…..
So what should you do when you get acrylic paint on your clothing and you don’t want it to be a permanent reminder of your fabulous painting experience?
The best option is to ACT FAST and get the paint stain wet. By keeping the paint wet, you increase your chances of getting it out. Water with a bit of Murphy’s soap or any other soap works well to getting the paint out of clothing – while the paint is still wet. After the paint dries on clothing, however, it become much more challenging if not impossible to get it out unless you know the secret solution.
What’s the SECRET to getting dried acrylic paint off of clothing?
RUBBING ALCOHOL….. Simply douse a bit of rubbing alcohol on the stain and let it soak for a bit. The thicker the spill or the longer the paint has caused the stain, the longer you should let the alcohol sit on the clothing. After that, you should be able to wipe it or scrape it off. The only caution, especially with newer clothing, is that the longer the alcohol sits, the more likely it is to pull desired dyes out of your clothing as well as the (undesired) paint stain.
Some of the best ways to prevent paint stains on clothing altogether are to wear an apron and pull your sleeves up. Elbows have a crazy way of finding their way onto your paint palette when painting while seated.
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At Pinot's Palette, we supply cloth aprons for all of our in studio events and plastic disposable aprons for at home use. If paint happens to find its way onto your clothing while in our studio, our team is trained and ready to help you remove it AND....... Now you also know what to do when paint finds its way onto your clothing while painting at home.