When you’re painting your house, clumsy gestures can leave stains on clothes, carpets, or the floor. To get rid of these stains, you need to act quickly.
And you don’t have to rush to resort to commercially available industrial products to clean them. You can use natural and versatile products that you already have on hand.
Baking soda is a foolproof weapon for removing paint stains with minimal effort. Here we explain how to use it.
Necessary materials and ingredients
Before going into more detail about the procedure, you must first gather the following ingredients:
- A cup
- A spoon or brush
- Microfiber fabric
- used toothbrush
- A cube
remove excess paint
- Use a spoon to remove any paint that may have stuck to the surface of the fabric.
- Then try to remove the paint stain with a clean kitchen towel without spreading it on the fabric.
- If the paint doesn’t come off, take a soft brush and lightly scrub the stained area.
- Finally rinse with cold water.
Pre-treat the stain
Before using baking soda, pre-treatment is essential for good results.
- Fill the bathtub, bucket, or sink with water.
- Add a mild detergent and let the stained fabric soak for about an hour.
- You can also cover the paint stain with the detergent for five minutes before submerging the fabric in the soapy water.
Make baking soda paste
That’s how it’s done:
- Take a bowl and pour in a tablespoon of baking soda with a few drops of water.
- Mix well and when a paste-like mass is created, apply it to the paint stain using your fingers, an old toothbrush, a brush or a clean cloth.
- Then leave it on for 15 minutes so that the baking soda can develop its effect as a stain remover.
remove the stain
- After this time, rub the dirty area with a soft, dry cloth to remove any remaining paint from the fabric.
- If you don’t have baking soda, nail polish remover, rubbing alcohol, or hairspray are effective products for removing paint stains from fabrics.