How to Make a Paint Remover Formula from Household Products

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What You'll Need
    2 Cups of water at room temperature    1 Cup of borax    1 Cup of ammonia    1 Cup and 4 spoonfuls of washing soda    Scrubby pad    Flour    Brush    2 Cups of baking soda    Boiling water

As you’re performing your paint job, chances are high you’ll get some paint in places you don’t want it. Here are some easy home paint remover solutions for getting paint off your tools and clothes.

Borax and Ammonia Paint Remover

This paint remover substitute works best to remove paint on clothing. Mix together room temperature water with borax, ammonia, and 1 cup of washing soda. It will make a thick paste that you can use to apply to clothing covered in paint. Let the paint remover set for 20 minutes before washing it off with a scrubby pad.

Washing Soda Paint Remover

Similar to baking soda, this ingredient can also make a paint remover substitute by itself. You’ll find it in the laundry aisle of your grocery store. Mix 4 spoonfuls of it with 1 cup of cold water and flour until you have a thick cream. Place it on the affected area for 30 minutes and then brush it off.

Baking Soda Paint Remover

To clean paint off of your tools, add baking soda to boiling water. Place your tools in the water for 15 minutes. Wash tool with cold water and repeat if necessary.

Edward Kimble, professional painter and author of Interior House Painting Blog, contributed to this article.