The lady I work for does oil paintings. The other day she dropped one and I caught it, getting paint on my uniform. I sponged it with dish soap, but I think it has stained my uniform now. Any tips to remove this stain?
Ibolya from UK
Thanks guys, the dish soap and alcohol worked a treat on the oil paint on my uniform. Thanks. (08/24/2008)
Thank you so much for the idea, really saved my pants. My partner was very angry at me because his suit was stained with paint prints. Now he won't be angry at me anymore. (08/27/2008)
By grateful girl
We just used hand sanitizer after trying Scat and Dawn and a butter knife to try and scrape the dried house paint from my daughter's 50 dollar uniform skirt. Amazing! I will definitely have that on hand for future mishaps. Wow! (09/11/2008)
By Niki and Victoria from New Orleans, LA
Wow, I just used rubbing alcohol on bright green black light paint that had been splashed on my son's $400 black funeral suit at his frat house. I used a toothbrush and an old towel for a blotter. It dissolved and went straight through to the towel like magic. Thanks. (09/13/2008)
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! My husband is in the Air Force and got some white latex wall paint on one of his dress blue shirts. At first I tried some goo gone, and washed it in cold water with some shout. I checked it before putting it in the drier, and needless to say, it didn't work. I went on a search for other ideas...then I found this site. I tried the hand sanitizer and some hairspray and it came out! It took a little scrubbing with a butter knife, a toothbrush wasn't quite cutting it, but it all came clean. I made sure to rinse and wash the shirt immediately after. I will definitely keep that tip! (09/16/2008)
Thanks. I got paint on my jeans and you helped me a lot. (09/16/2008)
The rubbing alcohol got the paint out of my polyester cheer leading skirt. (09/26/2008)
I just spent a lot of money on my daughter's sport jacket, and she was making t-shirts for homecoming and got fabric paint all over the jacket. Knowing I would be mad she hid it for 2 weeks and I found it. I tried the rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer and it all came out (and it was a lot of paint!). Thanks for the great tip! (10/01/2008)
By Ann J
I used the rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer and it worked. I was freaking out because it was a new denim outfit I bought my 18 month old and he got a hold of some paint at my friend's salon. It all came out of his jeans after it dried up, amazing technique! (10/04/2008)
By T. English
Today my 2 year old daughter got yellow "washable" paint on her expensive Minnie Mouse Costume we bought for her on our trip to Disney World in August. It was her first time wearing it and it was to a Fall festival for a costume contest. She wore it for about 10 minutes before it got the yellow paint splattered all over the front of it and I was devastated because it looked like it would never come out. I had wanted her to use it for Halloween. I tried some Bath & Body works hand sanitizer I had, let it sit for a little bit and scratched it out with my nail because a toothbrush didn't seem to cut it and I didn't want to ruin the material with something harsher, and it all came out! Thanks so much, what a life saver! (10/25/2008)
Had a set in stain in a pair of running pants. I was so surprised when the alcohol took it right out. Yea! (10/28/2008)
I got white wall paint on my blue satin jacket. So I tried to use soap and water to get it out and when that didn't work, I came here and used rubbing alcohol. It works like magic! Thanks. (11/06/2008)
I tried the rubbing alcohol, it didn't work on my jacket which is made of a cotton and poly blend. I tried some goof off that I had and it worked great. I poured onto the stain on the jacket and rubbed it lightly with a clean cloth, the paint came right out, and the paint was all over the front of one side of the jacket. You will need to be in a ventilated area because the goof off has a really strong odor and you will definitely want to wash the garment before wearing or you will smell like chemicals. (11/11/2008)
Okay, well, after I went to stage crew in my favorite jeans I'm never doing this again. I had a brown paint spot and white primer scattered all over them. I read this page, and here is what I did:
1. Got a bathroom cup/butter knife/q-tips
2. Got rubbing alcohol and regular hand sanitizer
3. Mixed together the alcohol and sanitizer
4. Used the q-tip to massage the mixture on the paint spots
5. Used the butter knife to scratch off the paint
So far everything is coming out with little effort. And these stains have been in there for five days! So this really works, hope it helps. (11/26/2008)
I was so excited & hopeful when I read this. Unfortunately, it did not take red paint pen out of my son's favorite hoodie. I went immediately to the store and bought alcohol & hand sanitizer. I have been working on it for over 1/2 hr. No luck. I wonder what I did wrong? (12/02/2008)
Hand sanitizer saved my brand new wool coat from the evils of white and yellow oil paint. Tested it for colorfastness, and then dabbed on the sanitizer and scrubbed it with a toothbrush, and it is like nothing ever happened! I am so happy, thanks so much! :) (12/03/2008)
For those really tough jobs...I was painting my home climbing a ladder spilling an entire paint tray over the front of my favorite Levi 501 jeans. Being a conservative in spending, immediate panic set in. Researching the Internet I came across this site thanking God. However, trying out the honest suggestions did nothing for my jeans.
My last resort was a trip to the hardware store. I located a product that worked using the suggested removal processes using sponge (to wet the areas), tip of a dinner knife (to scrape and loosen dried up paint), diligence with several applications (apply product, sponge, agitate), and final rinse (under a faucet).
It takes about 60 seconds after applying the product for the paint to liquefy before agitating with the knife and here it is: LIFT OFF #5 (Latex Paint & Over spray Remover). My jeans looked like new after having dried. Good luck. (12/27/2008)
So thankful I found this website! Hairspray, hand sanitizer, and a toothbrush saved my favorite (expensive) career blouse. It look a few minutes, but it's as good as new now. I had leaned on a wall of wet, deep red paint and didn't realize what I had done until the paint was already dried on the blouse. I left the stained shirt in my laundry room for weeks trying to decide how to salvage it, and then a web search led me here! I can't believe the solution was so easy, and I didn't even have to go out and buy anything :) (01/01/2009)
I unknowingly got stain on a brand new pair of cotton jeans (white). I tried the hand sanitizer and it worked immediately! Thank you Lynne for the post. You are a Lifesaver! (01/10/2009)
Wow the hand sanitizer worked fantastic. My son got paint on his favorite hoodie and it was dried in, looked at this web site and found this suggestion. This tip saved the day and the favorite hoodie. Thanks (01/11/2009)
I have had paint on a pair of brand new jeans that I could only wear around the house. They had been washed several times and the paint didn't fade a bit. I googled paint stains and found this site. I tried the rubbing alcohol and an old toothbrush and it worked! Thank you so much. I have a new pair of jeans. (01/12/2009)
Used the alcohol, hairspray and the hand sanitizer, rubbed with toothbrush and it removed the white paint from a black shirt. (01/17/2009)
The hand sanitizer really worked. I got bright blue paint on my new black sweater and it had already set and dried. :( I found this site and tried the hand sanitizer and with a few q-tips and rubbing, it worked like a charm! It didn't even discolor my sweater. Thanks y'all! (01/19/2009)
Saved a shirt. The sanitizer really, really works. Thanks! (01/26/2009)
I can't believe it, but alcohol really works! I have just removed dried on paint from the arm of a coat using vodka and a nail brush. it took some scrubbing but it has worked. Brilliant, thank you! (02/08/2009)
The hand sanitizer worked like a charm to get paint off my daughter's basketball uniform. She had leaned up against a wall I had just finished painting and smeared her entire right side with yellow paint. First I tried Oxyclean, but it didn't budge. Then I went online and found this website, hand sanitizer worked and saved me $100 in uniform deposit. Thank you! (02/08/2009)
I had to use STROH RUM as that was all I could find. It took out the black fabric paint on my couch. Yippee!
By Jacqueline V.
You can also use nail polish remover. I had these favorite jeans and they had a big white paint spot. I used nail polish remover with water and it worked very fast. I was so happy. (02/23/2009)
Denatured alcohol solvent worked for me when the other recommendations didn't. Still took some scrubbing, but I saw the paint coming off immediately. This was small latex paint spots on an older REI gore-tex jacket. Make sure you wash the clothing item thoroughly before putting it in the dryer. This stuff is also used as fuel and is extremely flammable. (02/25/2009)
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