Paintballs do not generally stain clothes permanently, according to Xfirepaintball.com. Paintball is nothing more than a bath oil bead filled with food coloring, says Pointbreakpaintball.net. Despite these statements, common sense is required to prevent permanent paintball stains on fabrics. Treat paintball stains by washing clothes immediately after playing. Also avoid wearing delicate fabrics during the paintball games because these fabrics stain more easily. Red dye is the hardest to remove and might need extra soaking or stain-removing products. Does this Spark an idea?
1. Wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty when actively using paintballs. Stick to cotton options and steer away from delicate fabrics that need to be washed by hand or dry cleaned.
2. Wash the clothes as soon after the paintball game as possible. The sooner you wash off the paint, the less time it will have to soak into the fabrics and the more likely it will wash out easily.
3. Rinse the clothing off in a laundry tub before placing the clothes in the washing machine. This will reduce the amount of paint that your machine has to dispose of, and it will save other clothes from being unnecessarily soaked with paint.
4. Follow the general washing directions for the piece of clothing. Feel free to presoak the paint stains with laundry soap or any type of laundry product you usually use. Allow areas of red paint to soak first because these are the hardest to remove.
5. Check the fabric after the wash to see if the paint came off. If there are any areas that still show remnants of paint, spray that area with a stain remover, allow it to soak in for five to 10 minutes, then rewash the clothing.