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Acrylic Paint Removal

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      Ok, so I needed a jewelerry box so I bought a wood box and some acrylic paint and I painted the box.  I let it sit for a few days and then I put my sunglasses in it.  Somehow, without moving the box, my sunglasses got paint all over them, on all sides.  I don’t understand how it happened, but it’s on both sides of the lenses and everything.  It’s about $200 worth of sunglasses so if anyone knows a way to remove paint from them, I’d really appreciate learning!  Thanks in advance, Amanda


        Amanda – I have had good luck removing acrylic paint from surfaces with Avon’s Skin So Soft or Baby Oil.  Neither of these products will harm the surface like other cleaners meant for this problem.  Put your glass in a shallow dish and cover with the oil and let them soak – most of the paint will float right off and for those sticky places just rub gently with your finger.  Good Luck!


          I’ve been using acrylic paint for over 35 years, and it doesn’t stick very well to plastic. On the lenses of your sunglasses, try your thumbnail, or the end of a Popsicle stick. Be careful if the lenses are plastic. A product called Goo Gone says it removes dried acrylic paint, but the fumes from it are INTENSE :o and can give you a whopper headache. Use it outdoors if possible. I don’t know if it eats plastic since I’ve never used it for that. But I recently got lots of little drops on the plastic face of my wristwatch while painting (with latex) and just smoiked them off with my thumbnail.  Good luck!!  


            I tried all these opitions to remove bright orange acrylic paint on my son’s black denim jeans. I first washed and dried them with tide. Then tried spray and wash – that did not work. Then windex and most of my $25 bottle of hair spray. I rinsed them out in my kitchen sink and poured a lot of equate(walmart brand) NON ACETONE nail pollish remover and scrubbed it with an old tooth brush. IT MELTED AWAY!!!!! hope it works for you too!!! jessica


              try non acetone nail pollish remover. it worked for my sons black denim jeans – asn it did not fade the color. hope it works!! jessica

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