How to Remove Poster Paint from Clothes
Most poster paints are water-based, which means the stain-removal process is likely to be successful, even if the stain has had time to dry. Persil small & mighty liquid detergent is a good choice for poster paint stains as it completely removes yellow washable paint in a normal 40 degree wash and is highly effective on blue paint stains even in a low-temperature wash.
- Run clean warm water through the back of the stain to flush as much of it out as possible.
- Pour a small amount of Persil small & mighty Bio directly on to the stain using the Stain Eraser Ball.
- Rub the stain with the bottom of the ball – this will help to loosen the stain.
- Rinse clean and reapply as needed.
- Finally, apply a commercial stain remover (if necessary), and put the garment in the wash
- If any of the stain remains, follow steps two - four a second time, and consider consulting a dry-cleaning professional.
How to Remove Acrylic Paint from Clothes
Acrylic paint is also water-based, but once it has dried it is harder to remove as it contains plastic to give surfaces a glossy finished effect. If you've managed to catch the acrylic stain before it's dried, follow the removal instructions for water-based paints above. If the stain is dry you should:
- Apply an alcohol-based cleaner, like nail-varnish remover, hairspray, or rubbing alcohol to the stain with a clean dry cloth to break down the dried plastic surface. (Remember to test the solution on a hidden area of the garment first).
- Then, follow the instructions above for removing water-based paints.
How to Get Emulsion Paint Out of Clothes
Emulsion paint is generally used for decorating purposes and can contain different ratios of ingredients, so it's important to check the side of the tin to find out how the manufacturer recommends you remove stains. Often, emulsion paints that are oil-based can be effectively removed with paint-thinners like white spirit or turpentine. You should:
- Place the stained garment upside down on kitchen roll and blot the stain from the back with a clean dry cloth and the recommended stain-remover until the stain vanishes.
- Apply Persil small & mighty Bio directly to the stain and then place the garment in hot soapy water to soak over night (be sure to check the garment’s care label to know how hot the water can be).
- In the morning, apply detergent a final time and gently scrub the stained area (avoid this if you're washing delicate or natural fabrics that might damage with too much agitation).
- Wash the garment as normal and repeat the above method if any stain remains.
There you have it – knowing how to get paint out of clothes is easy with the right products and techniques! And, we’ve got even more stain removal advice for you here: just use the handy Solve Your Stain Tool and you’ll be a laundry pro in no time!