Painting is messy, and is something we have all encountered at one time. Whether you are painting a wall or a picture or accidentally leaning on something freshly painted, getting paint on your clothes can be a problem. You don’t need to stress if handled quickly; paint can be removed from clothing when these steps are followed.
Different types of paint are created differently. They have unique chemical combinations and characteristics that need specialized cleaning. Paints can be water-based, oil-based, latex, or acrylic. Each type of paint requires different cleaning methods.
Removing water-based paints is an arts and craft staple, especially if you have kids. Follow these steps to remove water-based paint from clothes effectively.
With oil-based paints, the cleaning process is different. The stain is more stubborn and requires specialized cleaning to remove. Follow these steps:
Acrylic paint forms a plastic layer on the clothes when it dries. The faster you remove the paint, the easier it is. To remove the pain immediately it gets on your clothes:
If you can’t remove it immediately, you can do it after the paint dries.
Note: Before applying the alcohol-based product, test it on an inconspicuous area of the clothes to ensure it doesn’t do more harm than good.
Latex paint is less durable and easier to remove from your clothes. Use the above method used to remove the acrylic-based painting to achieve the best results. Try the less aggressive pretreatment methods before turning to alcohol-based products to get the dried paint off. This process will keep the colors bright and prevent damage to the clothes.
You now have the tricks on how to get paint off your clothes after that painting project. Now it’s time to let the professionals at Organic Maids help you out with the rest of the cleaning. If you’re searching around Gastonia for maid service, contact Organic Maids at 704-999-1947 and set up an appointment.