How to Wash Paint From Paintballs out of Your Clothing
If you see paintball as one of life's pleasures, you have probably dealt with paint-stained clothing after a fierce battle with friends. While these stains are sometimes a little difficult to remove, washing paintballs out of clothes is relatively easy when you follow certain steps. Keep reading to learn how to wash paint from paintballs out of your clothing.
First: Remove excess paint debris and mud
The very first thing to do when you arrive home after a vigorous, messy paintball excursion is to remove the bulk of the chunky paint, mud and grass. Prior to entering your house, wash your clothing with a garden hose. This prevents you from ruining your washing machine by clogging it with mud and other leftover debris. In addition, immediately preparing your clothes for washing gives you a better chance of removing any potential stains.
Second: Pre-wash your clothing
Separate colors from whites as you do with any other load of laundry. Next, liberally apply a pre-wash stain treatment to any stained areas of your paintball apparel. Set your washing machine to the pre-soak cycle, put the clothes inside and start the wash. Pre-soaking helps to remove excess mud.
Third: Properly dry clothes to prevent permanent stains
Once the clothes have finished washing, remove them from the washer. Check to ensure that all stains are removed. If your clothes are stain-free, follow the drying instructions found on the label of each item. However, if stains remain, repeat the pre-washing treatment. If the stains remain after a second round of washing, it is unlikely that you can successfully remove them.
Fourth: Prevent the staining of clothes you do not want to ruin
In addition to paint, mud and grass stains, paintball games can easily lead to ripped clothing. So the next time you head out to the battlefield, leave your regular apparel in the closet, and use your beat-up clothes for paintballing.