How do I get dried paint and plaster out of black cotton?
By Kim from Elmira, NY
Try "Goof Off." You can get it at Home Depot or possibly other home improvement or hardware stores.
Be sure it's not Goo Gone, as that one doesn't work as well on dried paint.
Try preen ultra degreaser. It works pretty well.
For the plaster, you can mostly just chip it off. As for the paint, you can use a number of different things. There's Shout, Resolve (for your carpet), you can use the hairspray thing (by the way, that's really awesome!). These only work if the paint is dry. If the paint happens to be wet (which it isn't in your case), you can wipe the paint off with a damp cloth.
My husband's black track pants had some paint splattered on them when he was staining the fence with a cream color to it (why he wore one of his favorite pairs is beyond me, lol). I tried just rubbing alcohol and a bit of elbow grease, making sure I was going in all directions to get right into the stain (not overly rough as you don't want to damage the material). Came out beautifully, had it already in the house, and no damage to the material! :D
My daughter got paint on her school blazer and was very upset thinking we'd have to buy a new one! We googled and tried the hairspray, and it worked a treat! Thanks very much, Deb
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