How to remove a stubborn paint stain?
Using paint to create works or to decorate and repaint your house is always very pleasant to do. Unfortunately it happens that paint falls and stains clothing, parquet or even furniture.
10-Trucs shares some good tips for easily removing paint stains. Happy cleaning!
1. Marseille soap to remove paint from fabric
If you have stained a piece of clothing with water-based paint, the salon de Marseille should get rid of this stain easily.
- Use a teaspoon to gently remove the bulk of the paint (don’t press too hard or the paint will soak 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.
In addition to being able to clean a garment, it can also be used on the skin. Here is another interesting article: Removing paint from hands.
2. Rubbing alcohol for an acrylic paint stain
For a dry spot of acrylic paint on a fabric, the best trick is to use rubbing alcohol or rubbing alcohol.
- Apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol to a cloth or cotton ball and rub the paint stain.
- Rinse the garment and clean in the washing machine according to the indications of the garment.
This trick is effective for other stains including marker and ink stains. Here are some other tips to check out: Grandma’s remedy for felt stain.
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 important to act as quickly as possible because if the paint becomes too dry it will not work.
So for a fresh paint stain on parquet use the earth of sommières!
- Sprinkle the soil of sommières on the stains of paint on the floor that are still fresh.
- Let it act for a few hours and use the vacuum cleaner to remove everything in the end.
Whether for this tip or for other types of liquid and greasy stains, here is the earth of sommières:
land of sommieres
- Super dry stain remover for the home.
- For fabric, carpets, tiles and parquet.
- Effectively absorbs greasy stains.
It is not uncommon to see small drops of dry paint on the windows and panes of the house. 2 solutions are available to you to clean the paint on windows:
The razor blade:
The first tip is to gently scrape off the paint stain with a smooth razor blade. Do not forget to apply a little dish soap on the stain and its contours before scraping.
The hot vinegar:
Heat white vinegar and apply 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 certainly the most difficult to get off on a fabric but also on other surfaces!
- Apply a little butter to the paint stain and let it work overnight or even longer.
- Then soak a cloth in turpentine and gently rub the stain.
- Rinse the fabric and if it is a garment finish in the washing machine on the normal cycle.
6. Easily peel off old paint on a doorknob
If paint splatters have been splattered on doorknobs or other hardware and tools, white vinegar is an excellent cleaner to test.
- Scrub the doorknob 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 pat dry.
Now here are the steps to remove all old layers of paint on a door handle:
- Heat white vinegar in a large saucepan.
- Soak the doorknob for 1-2 hours.
- Remove the handle and remove old paint layers easily.
Whether it is a water-based, glycerol or oil paint, if it accidentally falls on a floor, parquet or wooden furniture, it must be left to dry.
Indeed, if you take a cloth and rub the freshly fallen paint directly on the wood, you risk spreading it and especially making it penetrate even more into the wood.
So here’s how to effectively remove paint from wood:
- Let the paint stain dry completely.
- Scrape off the dry paint with the back of a spoon, taking care not to scratch the wood.
- Rub the stain again with a rag and turpentine.
Depending on the type of wood and its finish, you will need to choose a specific cleaner to finish cleaning the wood.
8. Other effective products for stubborn and encrusted paint stains
Use White Spirit
If it is a stain of glycero paint, first remove the excess paint with a spoon. Then put some White Spirit on a cloth and remove the remaining paint.
Use oven cleaner
Still if it is a stain of glycero paint, apply a little oven remover on the stain, wait 15 minutes, rub and dry everything. Be careful and protect your hands well.
If you spill paint on your floor, just use a little solvent. Pour it on a cloth and rub your floor with it. Not to be used on a varnished floor.