Paintball gun games are extremely popular, but they can be messy. Paintballs fly through the air and land everywhere, not to mention the clothes you wear getting covered with paint after every game.
It may seem like there is no way out of this mess so you will have to replace all your favorite clothes, but don’t worry. While paint will not likely come out of your clothes, there are a number of ways to get the paint off and one is described below.
Does Paintball Paint Come Out of Clothes?
Yes, paintball paint can come out of clothes. It is a good idea to wear old clothes when playing paintball, as the paint can be difficult to remove. If the paint does get on your clothes, you can try to remove it by using soap and water. However, if the paint is not removed properly, it may leave a stain.
How to Remove Paintball Paint from Clothes? Step By Step Guide
Follow these steps to remove paint from your clothes:
- Use a dull knife to scrape off any excess paint.
- Put on gloves and apply a small amount of dishwashing liquid with a cloth.
- Rub the paint stain in a circular motion until it is removed, then rinse with cold water and layout to dry.
- If the stain remains, soak the item overnight in household laundry detergent and cold water.
- Wash as usual with your favorite laundry detergent and bleach if necessary. Repeat until all paint is removed.
Note: The instructions may vary slightly depending on what kind of paint was used and the material it got on (i.e. cotton, polyester).
What Type of Detergent Should You Use to Get Paintball Paint Out of Clothes?
When trying to get paint out of clothes, the best type of detergent to use is household laundry detergent. Dishwashing liquid does not contain enough soap suds which are needed to remove heavy stains. If you are using dishwashing liquid, mix it with water before applying it to the stain for better results.
Laundry detergent is made specifically for removing stains and can be used with all types of material. You will want to make sure the laundry detergent you use works on the type of fabric your clothes are made out of (i.e. nylon, cotton). If you aren’t sure if it is safe to put a certain detergent on a garment, test a small area of the clothing before applying it to the entire item.
What If Paintball Paint Remains on Clothes?
If paint remains on clothes after you’ve tried all these methods, soak the article of clothing overnight in a mixture of household laundry detergent and cold water (one part laundry detergent and five parts water). After soaking, wash the item as you normally would and repeat until all paint is removed.
When removing paint from clothes using the steps above, it is important to know that you should not use bleach on your clothes. This could potentially damage them and leave stains.
What if the Paintball Paint Doesn’t Come Out?
Unfortunately, sometimes paint simply will not come out of clothes. This can be due to the type of fabric or color that is being stained. If there are remnants of paint on your clothing, you can try to remove them with a laundry pretreatment product and wash the item as you normally would. After washing, check to see if there are still any paint stains and repeat the process if necessary.
Saying that paintball paint cannot come out of clothes will not stop people from playing this game or help those who lost their favorite shirt or pants because of paintballing. There is always a way out and this article tried to show the most common ways of getting rid of those stains