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Washing paint clothes

Posted by caseyrose (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 18, 10 at 22:06

I just finished painting a room and the pants and shirt I wore are paint spattered. I would like to keep them to use for other paint jobs. Can I wash them? I don't need the paint stains out. My concern is whether the latex paint will clog up the washing machine. (I noticed when it dries in the roller pan it forms a rubbery skin.) Now I understand painters pants--it would be nice to have those loops to put a brush in!


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RE: Washing paint clothes

You can wash them. The paint never seems to come off the clothes in the washer. And, the loops in the pants are for your rag or a hammer. The brush....well I don't really know where that goes, but probably not anywhere on your pants .


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RE: Washing paint clothes

Thanks paintguy. Good point about the brush--that could get pretty messy.


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RE: Washing paint clothes

The brush....well I don't really know where that goes,

I can think of a couple places,the loops on your pants not being one of them.


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RE: Washing paint clothes

Heh- I have one pair of scrubs I have worn when painting for the last several years. The history of two homes is splattered all across them!


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RE: Washing paint clothes

I was painting crown molding and using 2 brushes--mostly a 2-1/2" but also a 1". I was on a stepladder and balanced the brush I wasn't using across the top of the paint container while I worked. I think I could have put the 1" in a loop, but not the bigger one. I also had a damp rag stuck in my pocket. Maybe an artists smock... or overalls. Love the idea of scrubs!


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