Apparel/Fabrics

Latex

  1. As soon as possible, sponge with water, rub in detergent and rinse. Treat stain with a commercial pre-wash spot and stain remover. Wash with heavy-duty liquid detergent.
  2. Sponge with a commercial commercial cleaner. Soak in cool water to loosen paint. Launder.

NOTE: Treat stain while still wet. If allowed to dry, stain may become permanent.

Oil-based

Sponge with a commercial cleaner. Rinse. If a particular solvent is recommended as a thinner, treat stain with this solvent. If container or label is not available, use mineral spirits. While the stain is wet with the solvent, work liquid detergent into it. If stain remains, soak article in hot water overnight. Launder. Repeat procedure if necessary.

NOTE: Treat stain while still wet. If unable to treat immediately, wrap in plastic or air-tight wrap to prevent drying.

Watercolor Red

Soak in a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and 1 tablespoon ammonia for 30 minutes. Rinse with water. Soak in a solution of 1 quart warm water and 1 tablespoon vinegar for 1 hour. Rinse with water. Dry. Apply alcohol and cover a pad dampened with alcohol. Let stand as long as stain is being removed. Change pad as it picks up stain. Keep stain and pad moist with alcohol. Rinse with water. Bleaching with type safe for fabric may remove final traces of stain.

Watercolor Yellow

Sponge with a commercial cleaner' until no more stain is removed. Apply amyl acetate. Tamp or use a spoon. Flush with a commercial cleaner. Allow to dry. Sponge with water. Add diluted liquid hand dishwashing detergent and a few drops of white vinegar. Tamp or use a spoon. Add diluted liquid hand dishwashing detergent and a few drops of ammonia. Tamp or use a spoon. Allow to dry. Sponge with alcohol and pat with pad of absorbent material dampened with alcohol. Allow to dry. Bleaching with type safe for fabric may remove final traces.

Watercolor/Other Colors

Soak in a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent, and 1 tablespoon vinegar for 30 minutes. Rinse with water. Dry. Apply alcohol to stain and cover with pad of absorbent material dampened with alcohol. Keep moist, change pad as it picks up stain, and let stand as long as stain is removed. Blot occasionally. Flush with alcohol. Allow to dry. Soak in a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and 1 tablespoon ammonia for 30 minutes. Rinse with water. If stain remains, use chlorine bleach if safe for fabric.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Always read the care label before trying any stain removal method. Do not use any products or procedures prohibited by the care label.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.
  • When using caustic or commercial cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.

Exterior Surfaces

Foundations

Brick

  1. Apply a commercial paint remover to the stain and allow to dry. Use a stiff-bristled or wire brush (for tough spots) to remove the stain. Then wash area with clear water and allow to dry.
  2. If stain remains, use Sure Klean Defacer Eraser according to directions on the label. If this product does not remove all paint particles, apply Sure Klean Restoration Cleaner to the stained area. Allow to remain on surface several minutes, then "blast" the area with water hose. Follow directions found on container.
  • CAUTIONS: 
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products!cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Concrete, Cement, Masonry, Stone

Scrape or blot up excess paint stain. Wet surface with clear water. Apply a hot solution of 5 tablespoons Washing (sal) Soda or 1 tablespoon of Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) to 1 gallon water. Scrub with a stiff bristled brush. Rinse with clear water. Allow to dry.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Wood (Stained) (Latex, Watercolor)

  1. Rub with a sponge dampened in clear water. Immediately wipe the surface with a dry cloth to prevent water damage to the finish. Sometimes hardened paint can be scraped off these surfaces using stiff cardboard, a plastic bowl scraper or a fingernail.
  2. If paint remains, mix 1 tablespoon oxalic acid in 1 pint of water. Rub the stained area with a cloth dampened in the solution. Wipe dry and re-seal wood.

NOTE: Water will make a shellac finish feel sticky.

CAUTIONS:

  • Oxalic acid is poisonous. Avoid contact with skin. Always wear rubber gloves. 
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of productslcanslcontainers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Wood (Stained) (Oil-based)

Fresh oil-based paint stains on finished wooden surfaces can usually be removed by rubbing the spot with a cloth saturated in liquid solvent-base wax. For paint stains that have dried, cover the spot with boiled linseed oil. Let stand until paint softens, then remove with a cloth dampened with boiled linseed oil. If any paint remains, make a paste from rottenstone mixed with mineral oil, linseed oil or lemon oil. Rub lightly in the direction of the grain. Then wipe with plain linseed oil. Rub briskly with the grain of the wood, using a soft clean cloth.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of productslcanslcontainers as recommended. Keep out of reach of chiIdren.

Porches, Decks, Patios

Asphalt, Concrete, Cement, Masonry, Stone

Scrape or blot up excess paint stain. Wet surface with clear water. Apply a hot solution of 5 tablespoons Washing (sal) Soda or 1 tablespoon of Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) to 1 gallon water. Scrub with a stiff-bristled brush. Rinse with clear water. Allow to dry.

  • CAUTIONS: 
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of chiIdren.

Brick

  1. Apply a commercial paint remover to the stain and allow to dry. Use a stiff-bristled or wire brush (for tough spots) to remove the stain. Then wash area with clear water. Allow to dry.
  2. If stain remains, use Sure Klean Defacer Eraser according to directions on the label. If this product does not remove all paint particles, apply Sure Klean Restoration Clean to the stained area. Allow to remain on surface several minutes, then "blast" the area with water hose. Follow directions found on container.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of chiIdren.

Wood (Stained) (Latex, Watercolor)

  1. Rub with a sponge dampened in clear water. Immediately wipe the surface with a dry cloth to prevent water damage to the finish. Sometimes hardened paint can be scraped off these surfaces using stiff cardboard, a plastic bowl scraper or a fingernail.
  2. If paint remains, mix 1 tablespoon oxalic acid in 1 pint of water. Rub the stained area with a cloth dampened in the solution. Wipe dry and re-seal as soon as possible. NOTE: Water will make a shellac finish feel sticky.

CAUTIONS:

  • Oxalic acid is poisonous. Avoid contact with skin. Always wear rubber gloves.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

(Oil-based)

Fresh oil-based paint stains on finished wooden surfaces can usually be removed by rubbing the spot with a cloth saturated in liquid solvent-base wax. For paint stains that have dried, cover the spot with boiled linseed oil. Let stand until paint softens, then remove with a cloth dampened with boiled linseed oil. If any paint remains, make a p~ste from rottenstone mixed with mineral oil, linseed oil or lemon oil. Rub lightly in the direction of the grain. Then wipe with plain linseed oil. Rub briskly with the grain of the wood, using a soft clean cloth.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of productslcans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Siding/walls

Brick

  1. Apply a commercial paint remover to the stain and allow to dry. Use a stiff-bristled or wire brush (for tough spots) to remove the stain. Then wash area with clear water. Allow to dry.
  2. If stain remains, use Sure Klean Defacer Eraser according to directions on the label. If this product does not remove all paint particles, apply Sure Klean Restoration Cleaner to the stained area. Allow to remain on surface several minutes, then "blast" the area with water hose. Follow directions found on container.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Wood (Stained) (Latex, Watercolor)

  1. Rub with a sponge dampened in clear water. Immediately wipe the surface with a dry cloth to prevent water damage to the finish. Sometimes hardened paint can be scraped off these surfaces using stiff cardboard, a plastic bowl scraper or a fingernail.
  2. If paint remains, mix 1 tablespoon oxalic acid in 1 pint of water. Rub the stained area with a cloth dampened in the solution.

NOTE: Water will make a shellac finish feel sticky.

CAUTIONS:

  • Oxalic acid is poisonous. Avoid contact with skin. Always wear rubber gloves.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/canslcontainers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

(Oil-based)

Fresh oil-based paint stains on finished wooden surfaces can usually be removed by rubbing the spot with a cloth saturated in liquid solvent-base wax. For paint stains that have dried, cover the spot with boiled linseed oil. Let stand until paint softens, then remove with a cloth dampened with boiled linseed oil. If any paint remains, make a paste from rottenstone mixed with mineral oil, linseed oil or lemon oil. Rub lightly in the direction of the grain. Then wipe with plain linseed oil. Rub briskly with the grain of the wood, using a soft clean cloth.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.