Removing paint from your jeans
All you need are 2 things you probably already have laying around your house to remove dried latex paint from your clothes!
See, that’s it!
I hate changing into clothes to do a project and prefer to wear whatever I already have on, so this is not my first pair of pants that have been ‘decorated’ with paint before! And most certainly won’t be the last, no matter how careful I am!
Scrub, Scrub, Scrub
Even if paint has dried on your clothes, you may still be able to get it out! But it is beneficial to clean it as soon as you can!
Pour enough rubbing alcohol to cover your paint stain. Scratch any larger chunks of paint with your fingernail.
Then use a scrub brush to scour the paint, moving in all different directions. Keep the stain wet by pouring a little rubbing alcohol throughout the process. It will look like the paint is liquifying and spreading. This means it’s working!
Don’t get me wrong, it takes a lot of elbow grease! But it can save your clothes!
I like to take a break and wash the spot with dish soap and hot water to clean off any paint that’s been removed. Then get back to scrubbing.
Once you’re satisfied with the paint removal, launder your clothes as usual!
Types of Clothing
This works the best on denim and 100% cotton like your average t-shirt. The jeans I used for this post have spandex in them, so the removal was not 100% perfect. But this method improved them 90% and made it so I can still wear them! (You can only see the spot if you are looking for it, but it did remove a little of the denim dye in that area.)
I have not had any success removing paint from nylon athletic-type clothing. But if you know of a method, please let me know!!
Hope this helps you rescue some of your clothes now or in the future!
Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea
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