Paint has the magical power to transform spaces, and at Bartolomé Bas Pinturas, we pride ourselves on being part of this transformation in every home. However, we know that painting projects can have little mishaps, like those dreaded stains on your clothes. While a stain may look like a disaster, it doesn’t have to be. With our experience accumulated over the years, we’re here to guide you through the detailed steps to rescue your favourite garment.a.

The challenge of home paint stains

Home painting projects are exciting; they bring new life and energy to our spaces. But what happens when that beautiful pastel paint or elegant matte shade ends up on your clothes? House paint, designed to last on walls, can be a formidable adversary when it comes to stains on clothing. These stains, if not treated correctly, can become a permanent reminder of your renovation project.

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Acting quickly is key

In the world of paint stains, time is certainly of the essence. The longer a stain sits, the more it adheres to the fibres of your clothing, making the removal process much more complicated. At Bartolomé Bas Pinturas, our experience has taught us that quick action combined with the right technique can be the difference between a ruined garment and a recovered one.

  • Water-based paints: These are your “friendliest” stains, as water-based paint (common in interior projects) has a base that is soluble in water, making it easy to remove. However, don’t underestimate the power of these stains, especially if they have dried.
  • Oil-based paints: This is where things get tricky. Oil-based paint is tough, durable and, unfortunately, much more difficult to remove from clothes. These stains need special treatment and a little more effort to remove.

Steps to save your clothes

Regardless of the type of paint, there is a general process you can follow. This process is not only effective, but also gentle on your garments.

  1. Remove excess paint: No matter what type of paint it is, you don’t want any more of it on your clothes.Use a flat, blunt tool to gently remove excess paint. Be sure to do this carefully, as rubbing or scraping too hard can push the paint deeper into the fabric or damage the garment.
  2. Apply the right treatment: This is where you need to know what type of paint you are dealing with. For water-based paint stains, running cold water through the stain and then treating it with a strong liquid detergent may be sufficient.For oil-based paint stains, you will need a solvent such as turpentine or mineral spirits.Always remember to test an inconspicuous area of the garment to ensure that the treatment will not cause further damage.
  3. Wash the garment: After treating the stain, wash the garment according to the instructions on the label. You may need to repeat the treatment and washing process several times for stubborn stains. If so, be patient and don’t give up.


In conclusion, paint stains on clothing can be daunting, but with a little knowledge and effort, it is possible to give your stained garment a new lease of life. At Bartolomé Bas Pinturas, we are committed to every aspect of your painting project, even those little accidents. Our team is always available with more tips and tricks to make sure your painting experience is everything you hoped for and more. Because painting your world in new colours should bring only happiness, not stains.