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How to Remove Paint From Clothes

Updated: Jan 14, 2023




A paint & sip is the perfect way to enjoy a night out with friends, family, a date, or anyone else who wants to have a good time. You register and come, we provide everything from the paint to the canvas to the booze. Sounds perfect, right? It is!


Yet, any time you're painting with acrylics you run the risk of a little spill. This is even more true when you add drinking delicious pina coladas to the mix! We provide aprons, but you'll still have some clothing exposed. There's always the chance of paint landing on your clothing.


What do you do if you get paint on your outfit at a paint & sip in San Juan? Don't worry, we're here to tell you everything you need to know in order to remove paint from clothes. Keep reading to learn more!


Table of Contents

  • How to Remove Paint From Clothes

  • Scoop Off Excess Paint

  • Be Weary of Blending

  • Dip it in Paint Thinner

  • Blot, Wash, and Dry

  • Register for a Class at San Juan Paint & Sip


How to Remove Paint From Clothes




Thankfully, this isn't something you need to figure out all on your own. Everyone from Bob Villa to Good Housekeeping and more has advice for you on how to remove paint from clothes. It's a pretty popular topic, in fact, the hardest part may be finding the best solution among many. Here's our favorite tips and tricks:


Scoop Off Excess Paint


Scoop off excess paint with a spoon or butter knife, if the paint has dried. This will get as much off as possible before the hard work begins.


Dip it in Paint Thinner


A little bit goes a long way! Pour a paint removal agent, like paint thinner, into a small plastic container. You're going to want to use something disposable, like a yogurt tub or old tupperware you don't mind tossing afterwards.


To work on the stain, soak a clean rag in the paint remover and dab at the stain. As you get more and more paint off, switch to an unused section of the rag. You don't want to spread it around and make your job harder! For a truly stubborn stain, try scrubbing gently with a toothbrush


Blot, Wash, and Dry


Lastly, place a fresh, dry cloth or paper towel behind the soiled area and blot it to absorb the removal agent. Once it's no longer soaking wet, you can wash and dry the garment the way the manufacturer recommends on the tag.


You're all finished! Particularly if you act quickly, a bit of paint won't have any long-lasting effects on your clothes.


Register for a Class at San Juan Paint & Sip



At San Juan Paint & Sip, you will be painting iconic scenes of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. You'll be enjoying yourself so much and so proud of the work you're doing, you won't care about a few drips and spills.


Don't let a fear of spilling constrain you! Paint will come out of your clothes. By following the advice above and letting yourself feel free to paint wildly, your final piece is sure to come out gorgeous, whether or not you've ever considered yourself an artist. Book your party, have fun, and get messy!


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