In order to treat the clothes, find out if the enamel paint is water based or oil based. Enamel is normally an oil based paint, but water based paints also use the term.Know More
If the enamel is oil-based use the steps below to help get the paint out of freshly stained clothes.
Wipe off as much of the paint off as possible, this helps to lessen the possibility of a permanent stain.
Run water over the stain, but make sure the shirt does not dry.
Place the clothing with the stain face down on light colored cloth or paper towels. Smear turpentine onto the stain, making sure to push it in so the stain starts to loosen up. Repeat this process until the paint no longer comes off.
Using a mild dish soap, scrub the stain and let the clothing stay in water overnight.
Remove the soapy water from the clothing by rinsing the clothes thoroughly. Wash clothing like normal. If the stain remains, take stain remover and spray or rub onto the stain and wash like normal again.
Removing latex paint from clothing is more complicated and time-consuming than removing acrylic paint. Many acrylic paint stains dissolve in water, but latex paint requires treatment with dish soap and commercial stain remover. Latex paint-stained garments also need to be laundered.Full Answer >
Polyurethane can be used over enamel paint, which often provides a harder finish than latex-based paints. For best results enamel paint should be allowed to dry for three to seven days before applying the finish.Full Answer >
Paint can be removed in several ways includingÂ using chemical strippers, liquid paint removers, brushable paint removers, spray paint removers,Â aerosol paint removers and by sanding and treating the paint with heat before scraping it off. Chemical paint removers make removing paint easier with minimal damage to the painted surface. Once it is applied, the paint can be removed either by scraping it off or simply by washing the paint off.Full Answer >
Using the right approach removes most paint stains from clothes. The sooner you discover these stains, the easier they are to remove. Use a multi-step approach, beginning with the one least likely to damage the fabric. You need liquid hand soap, rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover, a dinner knife and an old toothbrush.Full Answer >