How to Get Black Light Paint Out of Clothes With Rubbing Alcohol

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Things You'll Need

  • Butter knife

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Plastic wrap

  • Laundry detergent

Black light paint is specially formulated to glow when it is exposed to a black light. Though the paint creates visually interesting images when artfully applied, black light paint accidentally spilled on your clothes is just another mess that actually draws extra attention to itself under the black light. Learn how to remove black light paint from your clothes with rubbing alcohol to make sure they look clean in the daylight and under the blacklight.


Step 1

Shave any buildup of paint off of the clothing with a butter knife.

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Step 2

Soak the paint with rubbing alcohol and place a piece of plastic wrap over it to slow the alcohol's evaporation. Let it sit for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Machine wash the garment with laundry detergent. Repeat the process until the stain has come out.


Do not let the paint dry before you try to remove it.


Do not run the garment through a clothes dryer if the paint has not come out. The dryer will permanently set the paint in the cloth.

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