Spray paint is amazing. Do it your-self types love keeping cans on hand, and with good reason. You can use spray paint for everything from making decor out of recycled wine bottles to giving old, ugly dressers a stylish new look. And all without so much as dirtying a paintbrush. There's a downside to spray paint, however. Spray paint can be notoriously difficult to remove if you accidentally cover the wrong surface.
If you've unintentionally painted spray paint on a prized possession there's no reason to panic. Accidents happen. Even the most careful individuals have to deal with the repercussions of a rogue blast of paint now and then. Your friends at Oola are here to help.
Read on to learn how to remove spray paint from metal, concrete, fabric, and even your own skin.
If you get spray paint on your skin there's no reason to panic. It's relatively easy to remove. First, read the label of your can to determine if you've managed to coat yourself with oil-based paint or water-based paint.
If you're working outside on your project, it's easy to let an errant spout of spray paint come into contact with a metal surface, such as metal patio furniture or the side of your car. Luckily it's fairly easy to remove spray paint from nonporous surfaces like metal.
Note: If the metal surface you're cleaning is a car, It's a good idea to give it a good wash and wax when you're finished. This will make sure any abrasive bits of paint have been removed and help protect your existing paint from further damage.
Few users of spray paint haven't dealt with noticing they've ended up with a bit of the stuff on their clothes. In fact, people have special outfits they save for these projects just in case.
Removing spray paint from most surfaces is easy. All it takes is a little bit of elbow grease and know how.