How to Get Paint Off a Fabric Chair

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    Water-Based Paint

    • 1). Scrape as much paint off the fabric as possible, using the putty knife.

    • 2). Mix a solution of 1 part dish soap and 1 part water. Dab a little of this solution on a small, inconspicuous spot of the fabric to test for colorfastness. Rinse and let it dry. If the fabric appears damaged or discolored in any way, stop and consult a professional cleaner.

    • 3). Dab the stain with a sponge dipped in the dish soap solution. Rinse with clean water and repeat until the paint is removed.

    Oil-Based Paint

    • 1). Scrape as much paint off the fabric as possible, using the putty knife.

    • 2). Dab turpentine on a sponge and apply on a small, inconspicuous spot of the fabric to test for colorfastness. Rinse and let it dry. If the fabric appears damaged or discolored in any way, stop and consult a professional cleaner.

    • 3). Dab the stain with a sponge dipped in turpentine. Rinse with clean water and repeat if necessary.

    • 4). Rub the stain with a bar of soap, then rinse with clean water and a white cloth.

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