Removing Acrylic Paint From Clothing

Once this paint has dried it can be nearly impossible to remove from many fabrics. This is a guide about removing acrylic paint from clothing.
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April 23, 2011 Flag
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How do I take off craft paint on clothes?

By Irene from Highland, CA

April 25, 20110 found this helpful
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Acrylic craft paint is impossible to remove, in my experience. I am an artist, and use acrylic paints. I have a paint shirt that has numerous splotches on it; it has been laundered many many times, and the paint stays there. Sorry.

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April 25, 20110 found this helpful
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Once acrylic paint gets on fabric, you can't get it off. It's permanant. Works better than dye if you want to color a shirt or something. It can actually make fabric last longer, takes less time to wear out.

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So I had this shirt with acrylic paint all over it and I washed and dried it. The problem is that I washed it with other clothes and now some of the other shirts have paint stains on them, it looks like dye stains. The problem is that none of those shirts are mine and I am freaking out!

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December 30, 20151 found this helpful

I paint with acrylic paint all the time, and I have never had the paint transfer. Was the paint wet? However, I've never been able to remove the paint either. Once it is one your clothes, and dry, you are stuck with it. I have heard, although never tried it, that Amaze (powdered stain remover) will remove it. Friends said they used it to get paint off of a car seat. Couldn't hurt to try. Best of luck.

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November 6, 2014 Flag
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So, I accidentally washed and dried my grey skinny jeans with acrylic paint on them and didn't realize it was on till after. How do I get it off?

By Leo C.

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Soak the spots in rubbing alcohol until it softens then wash spot by hand until clean. I used rubbing alcohol to strip the paint off a night stand so be careful around other painted surfaces.

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My painters had to come and redo all my trim after we moved in. The trim is white high gloss acrylic. I just got out my new red ballroom gown for a big event and found it has paint dots on an area approx. 4x6 right in the front! It's 100% Polyester that is iridescent red with bead and sequin work. Tag says "Do not wash, do not dry clean. Only professional spot clean". Not even sure where to take it. There is an area in the front of the dress (a 4x6 area) with about 10 small paint dots and one larger paint dot. All extremely noticeable on red. Any suggestions? My biggest concern is the colorfastness of the material. Help! This was an extremely expensive ball gown that still has the tags on it! Looking to wear it on 8/27/06. Any help would be greatly appreciated!



TLS from Pasadena, CA

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August 19, 20060 found this helpful

I would take a red permanent marker and color the white dots in...or see if it will peel off...let me know how it goes good luck gail2656 AT yahoo.com

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This is a tough one. You could try goof off or another solvent on a Q-tip (check the ingredients on the bottle) and see if it takes out the paint. Because it is a very expensive gown, it might be best to take it to the best dry cleaner in town and ask them what they recommend. Anything with acetone should be avoided on a polyester material. Let us know how this turns out.

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February 4, 2011 Flag
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How do I get dried acrylic paint off of shoelaces?

By Pamela from Villa Park, IL

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February 5, 20110 found this helpful

I suggest you try a solvent, such as alcohol or methylated spirits. Then rub the affected area quite hard.

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March 24, 2008 Flag
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How do I get acrylic paint off of a ski jacket?

Laurie from Ironwood, Michigan

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March 24, 20080 found this helpful

I have had very good luck on alot of surfaces and fabrics with Awesome, which I buy at our local dollar store. Try it on an area which is not seen first.

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April 23, 2011 Flag
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Does anyone know how to remove black art paint from my child's white poly cotton sports shirt?

By Sue from Perth, Australia

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March 7, 2011 Flag
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My husband did a load of my girls good school clothing. I now have a very expensive mess! Any ideas to save this much clothing without taking a week off work? Thanks for your help.

Margie from Illinois

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Removing Acrylic Craft Paint From Clothing

http://www.ehow.com/how_6918_clean-acrylic-paints.html


Tips & Warning:

Dried acrylic paint will not come out of fabric.

Marge from NY

(09/23/2007)

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February 4, 2011 Flag
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How can I remove paint from 100% cotton clothing. I think it is an acrylic paint.

By Netta from Covington, LA

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Acrylic Paint on Clothing

Try nail polish remover first and if that doesn't work try acetone. (07/31/2010)

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July 17, 2010 Flag
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I have a dried red stain from acrylic paint in my jeans, how can I remove it?

By Julia from USA

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Acrylic Paint on Clothing

Try fingernail polish remover. The kind "not" made for artificial nails is stronger. Sometimes rubbing alcohol works, but try the fingernail polish remover. Just dab some on with a cotton ball, wait about 5 min, then keep dabbing with a paper towel. You might also try an old toothbrush to get into the nap. Afterwards, pour on some liquid laundry soap then wash in the machine in warm or cold water. (not hot!) You may have to repeat this 2 or 3 times. Do not put any stain in the dryer or iron. The heat will "set" the stain!

If this doesn't work, try the other type of fingernail polish remover (made for artificial nails) or, they also make a paint remover for clothes. It's sold in craft stores, fabric stores, and some home stores (like Home Depot). (01/18/2010)

By Cyinda

Acrylic Paint on Clothing

I have had success with hand sanitizer and dried in paint. I had it handy and it worked. Took some rubbing. It also cleans paint from paint brushes. Good luck. (01/20/2010)

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January 18, 2010 Flag
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How do you get acrylic paint off of clothes?

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July 29, 2009 Flag
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My blue colored shirt has got a few deep white spots of acrylic paint. Please help with suggestions on how to remove these stains.

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