Using paint to create artwork or to decorate and repaint your house is always a great pleasure to do. Unfortunately, it happens that color falls and stains clothing, parquet, or furniture.
Curiosity Insight shares some great tips on how to remove a paint stain easily. Have a good cleaning!
1. Marseille soap to remove paint from fabric
If you have stained a garment with water-based paint, the Marseille salon should quickly get rid of this stain.
- Use a teaspoon to gently remove most of the paint (do not press too hard so as not to force the paint into the fabric).
- Wet and rinse the garment with water and rub the stain and its contours with Marseille soap.
- Rinse again with water and finish the machine wash.
2. Methyl alcohol for an acrylic paint stain
For a dry stain of acrylic paint on fabric, the best tip is to use rubbing alcohol or rubbing alcohol.
- Apply a little rubbing alcohol to a cloth or cotton ball and rub the paint stain.
- Rinse the garment and wash it in the washing machine according to the directions on the garment.
3. How to remove paint from the parquet floor?
When painting a ceiling, it is common to drop paint here and there on the floor. With the trick that we explain to you below, it is crucial to act as quickly as possible because if the paint gets too dry, it will not work.
So for a stain of fresh paint on the parquet, use the earth of sommières!
- Sprinkle sommières soil on the still fresh paint stains on the floor.
- Leave it on for a few hours and use the vacuum cleaner to remove everything in the end.
4. How do I remove paint from glass?
It is not uncommon to see small drops of dry paint on the glass and windows of the house. 2 solutions are available to you to clean paint on windows:
The razor blade:
The first trick is to gently scrape off the paint stain with a smooth razor blade. Don’t forget to apply a little dish soap to the stain and its outline before scraping.
Heat white vinegar and apply it to the paint stain. Leave on for a few minutes and rub with a damp cloth to clean everything.
5. Butter to remove oil paint
Oil paint is undoubtedly the most difficult to get off on fabric but also on other surfaces!
- Apply a little butter to the paint stain and leave it on overnight or more extended.
- Then dampen a cloth with turpentine and gently rub the stain.
- Rinse the fabric, and if it is a garment, finish in the machine on the regular cycle.
6. Easily peel off old paint from a door handle
If the paint has been splashed on doorknobs or other hardware and tools, white vinegar is an excellent cleaner to test.
- Scrub the door handle with warm water and a little liquid soap.
- Once the drops of paint have softened, scrape with a spoon, but be careful not to scratch the metal.
- Rub again with a damp cloth and dry.
Here are the steps to remove all the old layers of paint from a doorknob:
- Heat white vinegar in a large saucepan.
- Soak the door handle for 1 to 2 hours.
- Remove the handle and remove the layers of old paints easily.
7. How to remove paint stains from wood?
Whether it is a water-based, glycerol, or oil-based paint, if it accidentally falls on a floor, parquet, or wooden furniture, it must be allowed to dry.
Indeed, if you take a rag and rub the freshly fallen paint directly on the wood, you risk spreading it and especially making it penetrate even more into the forest.
So here’s how to remove paint from wood effectively:
- Let the paint stain dry completely.
- Scrape off the dry paint with the back of a spoon, being careful not to scratch the wood.
- Rub the stain again with a rag and some white spirit.
Depending on the type of wood and its finish, you will need to choose a specific cleaner to finish cleaning the wood.
8. Other useful products for stubborn and encrusted paint stains
Using White Spirit
If it’s a glycerol paint stain, first remove the excess paint with a spoon. Then put some White Spirit on a cloth and discard the rest of the color.
Use oven stripper
Still, if it is a glycerol paint stain, apply a little oven stripper to the stain, wait 15 minutes, rub and dry everything. Be careful and protect your hands thoroughly.
If you do get paint on your floor, use a little solvent. Pour some on a rag and scrub your floor with it. Please do not use it on a varnished floor.