Last Updated on June 8, 2022 by rida
Here are some of the most useful ways in which you can get wall paint out of your shirt:
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Get Yourself A Can Of WD-40
If you are looking for a neat, tidy, and hassle-free way of removing paint from your shirt, all you need is a can of WD-40. Using WD-40 for removing dry paint doesn’t take more than a few minutes to provide you with a clean shirt.
Spray a little WD-40 on the stained areas of your shirt and make sure they are completely covered with the liquid. You can also rub the liquid on the fabric using a soft sponge. Let it sit for some time and wipe out the stained areas using a clean cloth. WD-40 would instantly work its magic on the paint and you’d have a tidy shirt at your disposal. To give it all a finishing touch, you can wash your shirt by soaking it in warm soapy water for a while. This would remove all the remnants from the fabric and clean your shirt completely.
Use A Dish Detergent
Interestingly, the use of a dish detergent is not limited to cleaning dishes. If your shirt is stained with water-based latex paint, using a dish detergent is the best solution to your problem.
Rinse the fabric using warm water and dab the stained areas of the shirt with a moist rag. Let the solution sit for some time and scrub the stain off by rinsing it with warm water. You may need to repeat the process until the paint is completely off your shirt. Once the paint is off, wash your shirt in cold water to get it cleaned completely.
Rub The Stain With Alcohol
This is another popular household way of getting rid of latex paint stains from your shirt. If using a dish detergent does not give you satisfactory results, you can resort to rubbing alcohol on your shirt.
Start by wetting the stained areas using warm water to dampen them. Now, take a cotton ball or an old toothbrush to rub some alcohol on the stained areas. Let the solution sit for some time and rinse your shirt with warm water. You may need to repeat the process a few times if the paint doesn’t go away in the first attempt.
Use A Nail Polish Remover
Using an acetone nail polish remover would have a similar effect on your stained shirt as using alcohol. Soak a rag in your nail polish remover and blot the stained areas with the same. This would loosen up the stains, making it easier to remove them. However, nail polish remover should be used for all fabrics. Make sure you use it to clean a shirt whose fabric is free from acetate or triacetate. The acetone in a nail polish remover would end up damaging the fibres of clothes having acetate or triacetate.
Remove Smaller Stains Using Hairspray
If you are dealing with smaller and less nasty paint stains, you can get rid of them using a hairspray. As most aerosol hairsprays contain alcohol, spraying them would loosen the latex paint stains, allowing them to come off easily.
All you need to do is spray the liquid on your shirt until the stained areas are fully covered, followed by a good scrub using an old toothbrush. Once you have scrubbed the fabric, you can also run warm water over it to obtain better results. Finally, rinse your shirt in a washing machine to give a final touch to the cleaning task.
Use Your Hand Sanitiser
Thanks to the COVID crisis, you will now find hand sanitisers in every home. Sanitisers also contain alcohol that allows you to loosen the paint stains before getting rid of them. All you need to do is cover the stained areas with your hand sanitizer and scrub the paint using an old toothbrush. For better efficiency, you can combine hand sanitizer with hairspray while dealing with the paint on your shirt.
Get Some Salt, Vinegar, And Ammonia
If you don’t want to look farther than the kitchen of your house for removing paint from your shirt, this is the best household remedy for you. Mix one tablespoon of salt with two tablespoons of ammonia and two tablespoons of vinegar. Now, take a rag or an old toothbrush, dip it in the mixture, and scrub the paint stains on your shirt with it until they are removed. If the stains are too notorious, you can increase the amount of these ingredients while keeping the ratio the same.
We often tend to overlook basic remedies while seeking more complicated solutions. If you want to remove acrylic paint from your shirt, all you need to do is soak a rag in laundry detergent liquid and rub the stained areas with the same. If you think the detergent is too strong for the fabric, you can dilute it with some water before soaking your rag in it. This would help you get rid of the paint stains from your shirt within a few minutes.
The Final Word
These were some of the simplest yet most effective ways of getting rid of paint from your shirt. However, if you are too much in love with your shirt, the only way of preventing it from getting stained is by not wearing it while painting the walls!