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I can’t tell you how many pieces of clothing in our house have been ruined with acrylic paint spills (especially in the case of my kids). Claudine Hellmuth shares a quick method that she says works to remove acrylic paint from clothes about 99% of the time. I like those odds, and will be sure to try this the next time we have a spill!


  • Sarah

    Rubbing alcohol also works to removes ink and permanent marker from surfaces like your kitchen counter! Just don’t use it on acrylic/plastic surfaces (obviously!) Because just like it removes acrylic paint, it will also eat away at the finish of acrylic surfaces!

  • new orleans mom

    removing latex-based paint (acrylics) from a green cotton polo shirt with Pine Sol brand cleaner worked perfectly. i wet the shirt with water, then wrung it out, and poured a glop of the pine sol directly on the shirt and let it sit for a minute. i used a toothbrush to gently scrub and loosen the top layer, then more vigorously after most if it was removed. i then washed the shirt in warm water with some household rags, then again with regular laundry. absolutely no stain or discoloration. i believe this method works since pine sol is 10% pine oil, and something about its chemical polarity works to free the latex polymers in acrylics paints.

  • SUE

    What can i add to the paints to get one coat coverage?

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