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Removing Black Paint from Clothing

My daughter got black paint on her lilac winter jacket and it's a real mess. I tried the rubbing alcohol, the hand sanitizer and the Goo Off. Nothing is working. Please help. She also got some on her jeans and I have tried all of the above without any luck too.


Marion from Chicago, IL

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January 7, 20090 found this helpful

Nail polish remover, but test it in a hidden spot first.

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January 7, 20090 found this helpful

Try WD40. I just got an email the other day about all it's uses, and one was paint stain removal, spray it on and was as usual. Hope it works for you.

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January 9, 20090 found this helpful

Turpentine takes off paint if it is oil-based or enamel. You can also buy something called Turpenoid, which is a turpentine substitite, is odorless and can be found at art supply stores--maybe some hardware stores too. If there are layers, something like house paint remover that takes paint off in layers might work but some paint stains can never come off. If it's acrylic paint then soap and water should work (or try an art supply store for specialized removers) but if it's already dry it may be too late. You could try chipping it off. But at some point removing paint may not be worth it because the clothes will be destroyed and you just have to patch over the stains or give up.

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January 14, 20090 found this helpful

When my kids had art class in school, they used to get paint on their clothes all the time. Lestoil works really well at getting paint off from clothes. I'm not sure if it works on all paint types, but it did work on the school paint. You just put some on the paint spot and rub it in. Hope this helps.

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April 6, 20120 found this helpful

If your daughters jacket is made from a synthetic material then acetone, nail polish remover, and many other chemicals will start melting the fabric. Any oil based product such as WD-40, will leave an oil stain in the material leaving you with two things to try and remove.

When Latex or oil based paints dry on material, there is only one product that will truly remove it. Using anything else is a waste of money, time, and effort.

This product was first made for painters about one hundred years ago, to remove dried paint from their painting overalls and brushes. Back then, throwing them out and buying new ones was unheard of.

Unfortunately, this product is no longer sold in stores and needs to be bought directly from the manufacturer.


The product is called, "Save a Brush" made by Red Devil,Inc.. Phone # 1-800-423-3845 Ext. 3036 cost $ 2.50 a bag

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