Paint ball paint is similar to crayons—it is composed of a gelatin-like base with emulsifier and dye. While it may look worse than it really is, getting paint ball paint off of a surface can be relatively easy with some very simple tools. Keep in mind that the surface should be cleaned as soon as possible to avoid having the paint set in and damage the surface. Does this Spark an idea?
1. Locate the paint ball spot as soon as you can after it has become wet. It is best to try and clean it as soon as you can to avoid damage to the surface. The longer it is left there, the more dye will seep into the surface and possibly stain it. If the spot is still wet, try wiping as much of it up with a paper towel as possible before it dries.
2. Clean the surface with warm soapy water. Be sure to clean off any dirt and dust that has accumulated on the paint ball spot. The paint from the paint ball will allow dirt and dust to easily stick to the surface, which if left intact can leave scratches on the surface as you remove the paint.
3. Spray a small amount of WD-40 on a microfiber sponge. Clean the paint ball area with the microfiber sponge/WD-40, going in a circular motion.
4. Wipe the area clean again with warm soapy water, and again with a dry cloth.
5. In addition, if you are trying to remove paint ball paint off of a car, spray a small amount of car polish and detailing spray (such as Turtle Wax, Armor All and Mothers) onto another microfiber sponge. The polish/spray will clean the car of any waxy, sticky residue without damaging the car’s finish. Clean the area, again going in small circular motions. The spray will not damage car paints, it will work much like a tar remover.