Getting paint on your clothes is pretty common, even if you’re being extra careful. Here’s how to remove paint stains.

October 11, 2017

Whether you’re in the midst of a crafts activity, working on a DIY project, or fulfilling a full-scale room makeover, there’s a good chance you’ll end up with some paint on your clothes. Or, at the very least, a small splatter. But there’s no need to stress about the mess and throw away your ruined outfit. With just a couple of basic tools and a little bit of time, you can erase the stain and have your clothing looking as good as new. Try these expert tested tricks and smart cleaning tips to get rid of even the most stubborn paint stains from acrylic to emulsion varieties. There are different ways of treating certain splatters, depending on if they’re oil- or water-based paints. Plus, don’t think that because a paint stain is dried, that all hope is lost—you can treat both wet and dry stains. (And an extra bonus: We’ve got solutions for other common spots and smudges too).

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