Car paint can be a hard thing to remove from clothing, but there are several methods that you can use to safely and quickly remove those pesky stains.
Things You'll Need
- Old toothbrush
- Rubbing alcohol
- Laundry detergent or spot treatment
Rinse the paint spots in the clothing under warm water. If you notice and treat them before the paint has dried, the paint may rinse right out. If the paint has already dried but you have not washed the clothing yet, this method may still work.
Add some soap or clothing spot treatment to the paint stain, if it is not coming out with just the warm water. Apply the laundry soap or spot treatment and let it sit for a few minutes.
Scrub the area with an old toothbrush (or other small scrub brush). Hold a rag underneath the stain to keep it from bleeding onto other areas of the clothing.
Place the clothing in the sun to dry. The sun acts as a natural stain-remover and will help bleach the remainder of the paint stain out.
Try hairspray, if the above steps did not help to remove the car paint from your clothing, or if the stain is old. Spray some hairspray into the stain and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Rinse the stain under warm water to remove the hairspray and stain.
Apply some rubbing alcohol to the stain and scrub it in with an old toothbrush, if you have a hard set-in paint stain that has been on the item of clothing for a long time. This method works best for older stains, but may also help to remove fresh stains faster.
Take your item to be professionally dry cleaned, if none of the steps above have worked.
Tips & Warnings
- You may need to try several different methods before the car-paint stain is removed from your clothing.
How to Get Spray Paint off a Car
You might get spray paint on your car for any number of reasons. Whether vandals did the infraction or you accidentally painted...
How to Remove Paint on Clothes
Stains are almost inevitable when you are doing any type of painting, whether you are painting a house or creating a portrait....
How to Remove Egg From Car Paint
Pranksters yielding eggs can make for a very messy joke, especially if the target is a neighbor's car. Luckily, egg is an...
How to Get Acrylic Paint Out of Clothes
You might think that articles of clothing with acrylic paint on them are a lost cause and will have to be relegated...
How to Remove Redwood Stains from Car Paint
Redwood is a type of tree notorious for containing high levels of tannin. This is a naturally occurring acid that protects the...
How to Remove Permanent Marker From Car Paint
Permanent marker stains on most surfaces present a problem. When those stains are on your car's exterior paint you have the added...