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Getting paint out

post #1 of 11
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Does anyone know how to get latex paint out of clothes. I've already tried mineral spirits and that stuff called Oops. Neither have worked.
post #2 of 11
Latex paint is water-based, so if the paint on the fabric is still dry, you can rinse it out with water. If it has dried, you can try to gently scrape it off with the side of a butter knife, but it may not all come off. Good luck.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
It's not a real big deal. I wore this particular pair of pants to paint awhile back because I really didn't care if they got paint on them. Well, I've gotten a bit chunky since then and relized that those pants will still fit me. Now I would really like to wear them and they're splattered with paint.
post #4 of 11
I've never had luck in getting out dry paint from clothes - that's why if I'm painting, I have a top/pants that are my "paint clothes".
post #5 of 11
I have special "paint clothes" too as once the paint is dry it doesn't seem to want to come off.
post #6 of 11
Just FYI -- Mineral spirits should really only be used for oil-based clean-ups. Latex paint, as has already been said, is water-based, so water (& some soap, if it's gummy) usually does the trick. Once it's dried, tho, I think you're pretty much stuck.
post #7 of 11
There are all kinds of fabric paints on the market and I wonder why. I was married to a painter and found out that regular latex paint does not come out of fabric. Sorry!
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
I've never had luck in getting out dry paint from clothes - that's why if I'm painting, I have a top/pants that are my "paint clothes".
Same here. We went shopping just for paint clothes although DH was stupid enough to wear his good jeans. Some fabrics really absorb the paint and you can't scrape it off.
post #9 of 11
I use fabric paint on purpose when I'm making my own shirts/tops and want to decorate them. This stuff does NOT come out once dried - only way is to cut it out.....
post #10 of 11
Maybe you can get some fabric paint and do a design on the pants to make the paint splatter look intentional! You could just Jackson-Pollock them all over...
post #11 of 11
I've done that before - just created a picture to hide the mistake
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