Removing Paint from a Christmas Stocking

How can I remove Puffy paint from a Christmas Stocking?

IOWAGIRL from Covington, GA


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June 8, 20060 found this helpful

I have had great success removing different paint stains from clothing using glycerine, even oil-based paints come out this way. Soak the stain in glycerine and put it in a plastic bag for a day to keep it from drying out and to give the glycerine time to soften up the stain. Then just gently scrape off the softened up blob and gently rub the remainder of the spot under lukewarm water using some handsoap to remove the last of stain. Sometimes you might need to repeat the process to completely remove all traces of paint, especially if the paint has dried or soaked into the fabric or if the piece of clothing or fabric has been washed before you discovered the stain.


While re-decorating, I once got oil-based paint on my favourite jeans and first noticed it after they had come out of the dryer. This procedure got the paint stain off totally without discolouring or fading the jeans at all. This tip works just as well on synthetics as it does on cotton, but remember to do a test first somewhere on the fabric where it can't be seen, just in case...

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