What’s the first thought that comes to your mind about getting your clothes dirty? It’s probably, “Damn it! How can I remove the stain now? First of all, you don’t have to be scared right away. Instead of panic and anxiety, if possible, it is better to immediately start washing. Fresh paint peels off clothes the best, so the chance of completely getting rid of the stain is much higher. Secondly, you must always be ready to choose the right care for things. Therefore, we recommend that you save our tips for just such a case.
Surprisingly, we do not immediately notice some elements of soiled clothing. And when the moment comes, people tend to run to the bathroom to get rid of an unexpected stain. But the worst thing is that they start to wet it, which increases the area of pollution. Take a closer look at the dirty place! The paint could have dried for a long time, which means that with a little effort of a nail, knife or nail file, an unpleasant stain can be scraped off. And if this does not help clean the clothes completely, then it will surely save you from even more pollution. Paint residue can already be removed with an alcohol-based liquid. For example, a solvent or nail polish remover. If the damaged fabric is natural, then this method can even remove ink.
Children’s drawings on clothes
Creatively developed children often get dirty in paint, and since they are not very good at keeping track of accuracy, not only their clothes, but also furniture is often covered with fingerprints and handprints. This is where awareness of the properties of the paints themselves comes into play. If this is a watercolor, then ordinary water with powder or soap can cope with pollution. A stubborn stain is more difficult to remove. In the fight against it, it is worth resorting to a good stain remover. But with gouache or oil paint you have to tinker. There is a certain algorithm:
- Soak the contaminated area in water;
- Sprinkle it with salt and rub;
- Take a special stain remover and apply it to the paint;
- If there is no ready-made product, then you can mix alcohol with vinegar;
- Leave the product for half an hour, then rinse it well with water and wash in the standard way.
Water based paint
If you get such a stain, then keep in mind: it may contain resin, which means that water and ordinary detergents will not help here. On hand should be one of alcohol, ammonia, kerosene, vinegar, or any other chemical solvent.
If you have ever encountered this ink on your clothes, you must agree that getting rid of it is not an easy task. Such a stain is very resistant, so you will have to tinker with the product from the heart.
First you need to stop the spread of paint, so it is best to wet the soiled item immediately. You should not use caustic chemicals and strong solvents: there is an option to ruin the product even more. The fabric can corrode and leave behind a permanent white stain.
Here are some ways to deal with paint:
- If the clothes are white, soak them with a light whiteness, and then wash according to the instructions.
- The colored product should be wiped with sunflower oil until the paint is completely dissolved, after which it is recommended to rinse the clothes thoroughly with detergent and send them to the usual wash.
“I sat down on a painted bench. What to do?”
Here the usual solvent hurries to the rescue. But keep in mind that its strong concentration can ruin the thing. Pay attention to the recommendations of the label and make a choice based on the conditions indicated there.