It seems no matter how hard I try to keep my art students clean sometimes they still get Acrylic paint on their clothing.  But do not fret and please do not throw out their favorite shirt.  Here a few tried and true ways I have found to get those nasty stains out.


  • if you catch it right away run cold water over paint stain.  It should come out rather quickly if the garment is cotton.  

  • If you do not have access to water, baby wipes sometimes can take out the paint, but be careful not to spread the paint all over the garment.

  • If the paint has dried then Rubbing Alcohol works miracles.  It can take a bit of scrubbing with a tooth brush, but it will eventually come out.​

  • Washing clothes in OxiClean has been known to take out tough paint stain.

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