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How to Remove Oil Paint Stains

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  1. How to Remove Oil Paint Stains, How to Remove Oil Paint Stains: step 1, image 1 of 3 How to Remove Oil Paint Stains, How to Remove Oil Paint Stains: step 1, image 2 of 3 How to Remove Oil Paint Stains, How to Remove Oil Paint Stains: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Use a palette knife to scrape off the wet paint.

    • For best results, begin this process as soon as possible after staining your clothes to prevent the paint from drying entirely.

  2. How to Remove Oil Paint Stains: step 2, image 1 of 2 How to Remove Oil Paint Stains: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Soak a cotton ball with the oil paint solvent, and then gently blot at the stain.

    • Caution: Oil paint solvents exude toxic fumes and can cause skin dryness or cracking upon repeated contact. Perform this step in a well-ventilated area while wearing gloves.

  3. How to Remove Oil Paint Stains: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Soak the area of the stain with cold water.

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    • Pour a small amount of dish soap onto the stain.

  5. How to Remove Oil Paint Stains: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Scrub the soap into the stain to remove the solvent residue and paint.

    • Repeat this step as many times as necessary until the stain is gone.

  6. How to Remove Oil Paint Stains: step 6, image 1 of 2 How to Remove Oil Paint Stains: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Rinse out the soap and the rest of the clothes with cold water.

  7. How to Remove Oil Paint Stains: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Let the clothes air dry, and then proceed to wash and dry as normal.

Conclusion

Through this simple process, your clothes should be restored back to their previous condition as if the paint stain never happened! Happy painting!

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