Housing updates and kindergarten projects can be pretty similar. Sometimes you leave with what seems like more paint on yourself than on your project. Rather than resigning the garments to be old project clothes or trashing them, save them! Here’s a simple way to use ammonia and vinegar to remove paint for you clothes.


Thanks to Jean Miller at Jen Reviews for this article! Check out her full article for more paint tips here, or her complete list of the best cleaning products for any solution here.

How to Get Paint Out of Clothes

Using Ammonia and Vinegar


1. Soak the fabric in cold water by leaving it in a bucket filled with water. Soak the fabric for at least 2 minutes before proceeding to the next step.


2. In a bowl, combine 1 cup of ammonia, 1 cup of vinegar, and some house salt.


3. Remove the clothing from the bucket filled with water. Drain out all the water by twisting the fibers of the fabric. Make sure the clothing is not dripping heavily; a little dampness is alright to begin with.


4. Use a sponge or a lint-free cloth into the ammonia and vinegar solution. Dip it in the solution and gently scrub the paint stain. You can scrub the stain heavily too, if you like, depending on the size and intensity of the paint stain. Repeat this process as many times as you need to remove the paint stain off completely.


5. If the paint has been lifted, rinse the clothing with water. Until the paint color has completely been washed away.


6. The last step is to wash the clothing as you normally would in the washing machine. This will get rid of the ammonia and vinegar solution 100%.