How to Removing Paint From Clothes


Forget to Change Into Old Clothes For Painting

Whenever you are doing DIY painting jobs at home, always remember to wear old clothes or work clothes which are suitable for painting.  However, sometimes we tend to forget to change our attire and start to do the job with our good clothes still on. Although the paint stain on your cloth simply just cannot be removed by using normal washing but if you manage to use the right things and steps, it can be easily cleaned without any hassle. Make sure to start the cleaning process immediately after you spot the stain on your clothes.  Below are some of the steps or cleaning techniques in removing paint from clothes;

What You Need To Get that Pesky Paint Out:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Old cloth
  • Mild Detergent
  • Toothbrush or Stiff Cleaning Brush
  • Turpentine
  • Clean Water, for rinsing
  • Blunt-edged Knife
  • Sponge


  1. For removing latex paint on clothes, you need to spray some rubbing alcohol on the affected area on your clothes. Then, take an old cloth to rub over the alcohol in order to take off the affected stain. You need to keep on repeating spraying and rubbing the above method until the stain has been removed. After it has come off, you can wash the clothes as usual.
  2. As for removing oil paint stain on your clothes, the first technique that you can use is by using liquid dish soap and also an old cloth. First of all, you need to saturate the affected stained area of your clothes using the liquid dish soap and leave it for a moment.
  3. After that, you can use the old cloth for scrubbing the stain in order to take it off from your garment. Then, you have to rinse the area with water and if you find that the stain still there, you have to repeat the whole process again until it is removed.
  4. For cases that the oily residue of the paint is giving you a hard time to remove it, you need to use a different technique such as using a blunt edged knife for scrapping off the paint on your clothes slowly. Always remember to be extra careful when doing this technique so that you do not tear the cloth.
  5. After you have done doing steps number 4 and there is only a small amount of paint left on your cloth, you need to take a sponge and pour a little amount of turpentine on the sponge. Rub it on the affected area of the cloth using the sponge that contains the turpentine where you can see the paint will easily come off the garment.
  6. In order for you to clean up the oily residue of the turpentine, just use a mixture of one teaspoon of mild detergent along with a cup of lukewarm water and mix it together until it is well dissolved. Use a clean sponge and dip it into the mixture. Then, rub the sponge onto the affected area of your garment until it is clean of turpentine.
  7. After finishing, you need to rinse the garment using cold water and allow it to dry thoroughly under proper sunlight.
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