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how do i remove paint from clothing

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some paint is on a good blouse. Is there anything that will remove it?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
This depends a lot on what kind of paint it is and the type of material it is on.
For Acrylic paint here are some ideas
Hairspray often works extremely well. Test a small spot on the item and then spray on hairspray and use your fingermail to remove the paint. Occasionally you have to wash twice.
You can try using a pine cleaner. Soak, scrub, repeat.
Clean the paint up while it's wet, and blot off the excess with a cloth or paper towel. Then douse it with Scotch using a cloth to blot and rub the paint until it is gone or substantially faded. Then wash the article with your usual detergent. If you don't have scotch you can try rubbing alchohol.
For Oil paints use vegetable or mineral oil to soak and blot the area until the paint is mostly gone. Saturate with oil again and wash in your detergent.
For nailpolish acetone polish remover should help.
Try any of the remedies on a portion of the blouse that will not show as depending on your fabric some may react to the chemical in a way that will make the stain the least of the problems.
Hope this helps you!

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