Inside: Trying to get dried paint out of clothes? You can easily get dried paint out of clothes at home. You probably already have everything you need. Check out how to get dried paint out of clothes to save your favorite clothes from the rag bin!

Normally when I am painting I put on old clothes that I don’t mind getting paint stains on. However, recently I needed to do a couple of spots of touch up paint and didn’t think I needed to change my outfit. Of course, it would be the time that I got paint on my sleeve and didn’t notice it until it was already through the laundry. It’s not a really good shirt, but it’s a really comfortable workout shirt so I wanted to try to get the paint out.

Regularly if I get paint on my clothes I just spray some spot treatment on it and send it through the wash right away. This time since the paint had dried I had to get dried paint out of clothes. It’s a little harder and takes a little more time, but you can get dried paint out of clothes. If you have ever wondered how to get dried paint out of clothes check out this easy tutorial. You can see the paint on my shirt below.


To start you will need some aerosol hairspray and either a butter knife or toothbrush. It doesn’t matter which brand but it does need to be an aerosol.

Aerosol hairspray has alcohol which will help loosen and get out the dried paint. Take the clothes with the dried paint and spray it with the hairspray. I try to really saturate the spot.

When you start spraying it you will see it start to get darker, just like ink does when you spray it.

Here’s the full recipe:

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