November 12, 2019 by mark wahlbarg
When an oil-based paint stain dries on one of our garments it is virtually impossible to remove. But certain products can help us clean a large part of the stain.
The most effective and universal product as suggested by New York Dry Cleaning service is to remove dry spots of oil-based paint is turpentine.
There are different solvents with a greater or lesser force that are applied according to the paint that we have used, of all of them the least aggressive is turpentine. We must bear in mind that it is not just about removing the paint stain but about trying to recover our garment without spoiling it.
Whatever the solvent that we are going to use to clean our garment we must take into account that it is very toxic products, with which we recommend using gloves and mask when using it, as well as opening a window of the room in which we are going to perform the cleaning process to ventilate properly.
If you are not sure of doing this cleaning or if you are afraid of spoiling your clothes more, it is recommended that you go to your laundry and dry cleaning service at home to carry out this cleaning in a professional manner.
The process to remove paint stains on clothes:
Let's look at the process to remove paint stains on clothes. We place our garment on a cloth, we moisten with turpentine the area where we have the dry paint stain and let it soften.
When a few minutes have passed with the help of a palette or knife we carefully scratch the paint on the clothes, being careful not to stain clean other areas of the garment.
After this, we apply laundry detergent and rub the stain, if we see that it is not easily removed we can leave it for a few hours to soak and then wash the garment in the washing machine normally.
How to remove paint stains from clothes?
Water-based paints are easier to remove than oil-based paints. In this case, we will also treat the stain before putting it in the washing machine but we will do it with water and dishwashing detergent.
In the glass, we mix equal parts of water and dishwashing detergent. We wet the stain with the mixture from the back, that is, from the part of the fabric through which the stain did not fall, in this way, it will come off more easily. With a brush, gently rub the stain so that it is removed.
However, the best and easy option to get rid of stains is to use New York Dry Cleaning service.