How to Clean Latex Paint Stains on Clothing How to Clean Latex Paint Stains on Clothing

What You'll Need
Putty knife
Sponge
Turpentine
Dry cleaning fluid

If you've recently spilled latex paint onto an article of clothing, you may be wondering how to go about removing it. If so, you'll be pleased to know that removing latex paint from clothing can be a very simple procedure. Read on to learn the basics of removing latex paint stains.

Step 1 - Scrape the Stain

If the stain is fresh, use your putty knife to carefully scape the spilled latex paint. Once you have scraped off as much paint as possible, vigorously rinse the freshly stained article of clothing in warm water. After the clothing has been thoroughly rinsed, machine wash it in warm water. If the stain remains undaunted after undergoing a machine wash, you may need to sponge it.

Step 2 - Sponge the Stain

If your latex paint stain has had ample time to dry, you will need to sponge it with a dependable brand of dry cleaning fluid or turpentine. After the stain has been meticulously sponged, proceed to machine wash the stained article of clothing in warm water. If this method of latex stain removal proves unsuccessful, you may want to consider taking the clothing to a professional dry cleaner.

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