How to deal with acrylic paint accidents

How to deal with acrylic paint accidents

Removing Acrylics

From the canvas or from clothing!

Paint accidents – Once acrylics have dried, they are almost impossible to wash out. However, If you catch a painting accident quickly, the acrylic can be removed. Here is a chart for dealing with painting accidents.

Click the chart to open a viewer, or use the button to download a PDF version that can be printed on copy paper. 

About The Author

Dennas Davis

Dennas is the founder of Firstlight Arts Academy in Nashville, and also of The Art Instructor (formerly ArtSquish). He has been designing, painting, illustrating and teaching in various combinations since he learned how to hold a crayon. He is the illustrator of 24 children's books with over 5 million in print worldwide. See his paintings at

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