How to Get Paint Out of Grass

  • Date: January 28, 2022
  • Time to read: 3 min.

You can use white vinegar or rubbing alcohol to gently remove the paint from real grass. Get spray paint or oil-based paints out of the artificial grass with special paint removers or a heavy-duty carpet cleaner; latex-based paints can be scrubbed off directly from the blades.

How to Remove Paint from Real Grass

Try to remove spray paint while it’s still wet

  • You can use pretty much anything that contains alcohol (nail polish remover, rubbing alcohol, etc.) and apply it to the target spot. Give the liquid a few seconds and then rub the stain with a sponge or a dry cloth.
  • White vinegar can also come in handy in such a situation. Heat up the vinegar and use a paintbrush or a sponge to rub the dry paint off the grass.
    You can leave the vinegar on the grass for 10-15 minutes and apply more of the hot liquid if the paint is too stubborn. In the end, you should be able to remove the paint with a scraper.

Latex-based paints can be removed with soapy water once they dry.

You can try removing any kind of paint with a hosepipe, but make sure that there is drainage close to the target spot, otherwise, you might end up with a stream of diluted paint running across your lawn.

How to Remove Paint from Artificial Grass

  • For spray paint and oil-based paint spills, you might have to use a special paint remover product (a heavy-duty carpet cleaner might work as well).

You can opt for sprays as they are easy to use – simply apply them to the target area, give the product a few minutes, and then brush off the remaining paint (don’t use a metal brush as it can ruin the fibers).

You can always try to paint over artificial turf, but it might be challenging to get the exact color right.

  • Latex-based paints are a bit easier to remove from artificial turf.

Don’t try to wipe off the spill right away. Give the paint some time to fully dry – in such a case, it is going to come off more easily.

Get a paint scraper a run it between the paint and every blade of grass. This will take you quite some time, but the chances are high that the latex-based paint will simply peel off.

If the scraper is not working or you feel like you can ruin the grass by applying too much pressure, prepare a solution of hot water and mild dish soap. Soak the sponge in the mixture and try scrubbing the paint off with the sponge’s textured side.

The final option is a paint remover. Go for a product with natural oils as they are safer to use.

How Long Does Paint Last on Grass?

If you decide to just leave the paint on the grass, it might get naturally removed in around 2-3 months.

You can always wait for the grass to grow out a bit and then chop off the painted area.

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