Peeling water-based wall paint from clothing?  Here is the answer

Many people fear losing their clothes when paint falls on them. Even more so when it dries. However, there is a question about whether the paint on the wall can come off the clothes or not. So, if you are one of those who have the doubt we invite you to continue reading this article.

The quick answer is yes. So, you won't have to get rid of your favorite piece or use it for other different purposes. However, the process to achieve this requires effort, time and perseverance. Likewise, we recommend you to act as quickly as possible so that everything flows much better.

In general, the work is simple and even economical since you will have natural materials to remove wall stains on clothes. Of course, there are also chemical products that will do the same. Here we show you in a clear and simple way how to achieve this task.

Considerations prior to stripping wall paint from clothing 

It is important to know that not all paints are made of the same material and therefore the treatment is different. For example, latex or acrylic paints are a little easier to treat since they are water based. On the other hand, there are oil-based paints manufactured for better performance and gloss. Therefore, in case of a stain it is a little more difficult to dissolve. 

However it is something that can be solved and here we will explain the ways for optimal results in either case.

Detaching water-based wall paint from clothes 

The following resources are available for this purpose:

  • Cloths or paper towels;
  • lukewarm water;
  • liquid laundry detergent;
  • Butter knife, that is to say without edge, palette or plastic spoon.

It is time to start with the simplest thing, remove the excess paint with the knife or spoon. 

Next, clean the affected part with warm water using the paper towel or soft cloth. That is to say, pass the towel right over the stain trying to remove as much of the paint as possible from the clothing. 

Then, cover the stain with detergent and warm water and wipe with the paper towel. But, do this process until the stain disappears or you can't remove it anymore. 

If the stain still persists, you can apply a stain removal solution that you can find in the market. Then, apply the liquid on the stain and you will notice that the paint will come out. 

Put the piece in the washing machine with warm water and your usual soap. Afterwards, check if the stain is completely removed or if there is still paint on the fabric. In the latter case, and without drying the fabric, you can apply isopropyl alcohol, hairspray or nail polish. This will reinforce the removal of the paint. Then, wash the garment again.

With these simple steps we assure you that you will be able to remove water-based paint from clothing with 95% effectiveness.

Stripping oil-based wall paint from clothes 

The compounds in this type of paint make it a bit tougher to remove. Therefore, you will have to apply a more robust treatment that we explain below:

  • Find a place with fresh, open air. Then turn the piece over in paper or cloth cloths and apply paint thinner to the back of the stain. Also, for this purpose we recommend using turpentine, very effective;
  • Rinse the piece with warm water;
  •  Check the garment and if the stain persists, apply liquid dish detergent. Then, soak the garment in hot water and leave it overnight;
  • Once the time has elapsed, wash the garment normally by hand or in the washing machine; Then, if there are no stains, congratulations, you have recovered that accessory you like so much. On the contrary, if it is still there, after crying for a while, apply a stain remover and wash again;  
  • Homemade ingredients to remove wall paint from clothing;

Homemade ingredients to remove wall paint from clothing

If you thought you had read everything in this article, you are wrong. In addition to the above treatment, there are other powerful and effective organic compounds to remove wall paint on fabrics. For example, we have the mixture of white vinegar, ammonia and salt in proportions 2, 2 and 1 respectively.

You only have to soak the clothes in the combination of the three elements for approximately 30 minutes or 2 hours. Of course, we recommend that you check the garment label to see how delicate it is.

Another effective option is hydrogen peroxide. So, add a small squirt on the paint and leave it for 5 minutes. Then, use a towel or rag to remove the paint and repeat until it is completely removed.  

Recommendations before applying products to remove wall paint from clothes

Check the fabric information on the garment label;
If possible, act when the paint is still liquid, it will be easier to remove it;

We hope that the information in this article will be useful for you. Likewise, we invite you to share it with your contacts so that we can rescue more garments. On the other hand, we invite you to visit our blog and read related articles that might interest you. For example:


How to repair a brick wall without replacing the part.

Hi there, welcome to the blog Bkny Painting, on this occasion you will learn the method to repair a brick wall. Although, usually there is part replacement, here you will do it without moving any part. So, read on and get to know the material we have prepared.

Tools I need to repair a brick wall

  • Spatula;
  • Container;
  • Piece of wood;
  • Hose or a spray bottle;
  • Cement;
  • Powdered wallboard;
  • Sealer;

Prepare the brick wall

Well, check to see if you have pieces of the piece that are easy to remove leaving only the larger piece. Then, clean the wall and remove any dirt or dust that may remain. 

If you don't have it, prepare the mixture of cement and water to cover the affected area on the deteriorated or broken brick.

Keep a container with sealant and another with powdered partition ready.

Process for repairing a brick wall

Apply water with the hose or spray bottle to the area to be repaired especially to the damaged piece. This is important because the bricks are very dry due to the factory material.

Take with the spatula a little of the concrete mixture and spread it on the affected brick. This process is gradual and little by little. Then you wait for it to dry a little bit and then you pass another layer and so on until the affected space is covered.  

Then with the piece of wood you remove the excess of the mixture on the wall. In this way it will be correct and at the same level. 

You will notice that the brick is sound. However, it does not look very aesthetic because you can see a kind of gray patch on the surface. So, nothing better than to make a kind of red paste by mixing powdered brick and sealer.

Once the wall with the concrete is dry, apply the paste evenly until the concrete part is covered. Then you will see a noticeable difference in the aesthetics of the surface. In fact, when it dries completely, no one will notice. 

This is a simple, inexpensive and quick way to repair a brick wall without replacements. So if this event happens to you we encourage you to put into practice what we explain here and become an expert.

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