How to Remove Latex Paint Stains

By: Editors of Consumer Guide  | 


Follow these steps to remove latex paint stains from fabrics such as acrylic fabric, cotton, linen, modacrylic, nylon, olefin, polyester and spandex:

  • Treat the stain immediately; it may become permanent once the stain has dried.
  • Flush the stain with warm water to remove as much as possible, then launder immediately.
  • If paint has dried, moisten area with rubbing alcohol (for acrylic and modacrylic dilute alcohol with 2 parts water) to soften paint, then brush (the method of using a stiff-bristled brush to sweep staining material up onto a piece of paper) as much as possible from the fibers.
  • Launder the fabric.