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My DH was wearing my favorite shirt yesterday while painting a room. Unbeknownst to me, a few splashes of paint landed on my shirt and he applied turpentine to the paint spots and left it in the utility sink It smells I dont know what to do. I am going to rinse it and soak it in baking soda, any other ideas? I am going to seriously cry if I cant get the smell out Any advice would help.

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Turpentine is volatile and should just evaporate out. It should have prevented the paint from setting and drying out. You could probably just wash the shirt w/some rags or a small load.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:43 AM   #3
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Turpentine is volatile and should just evaporate out. It should have prevented the paint from setting and drying out. You could probably just wash the shirt w/some rags or a small load.
I did a washed with my textile detergent, now it is soaking in baking soda. When it spins out I'll set it in the sun I just dont get it. I bought Bac-out with him at the food coop the other day and there is that orange scrub cleaner in the utility sink...why turpentine. If I can save this thing, he is never allowed to borrow my clothes again!!
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Oh you already washed the shirt and it's still stinky? Hmmmm...if your soak doesn't work maybe you could pour a little rubbing alcohol on the spots and wash again.
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Oh you already washed the shirt and it's still stinky? Hmmmm...if your soak doesn't work maybe you could pour a little rubbing alcohol on the spots and wash again.
I thought the soak was working, but the smell is definitely still there. The paint is pretty much gone. Another thing, it had a graphic design on it (why put paint thinner on a shirt with a screen print design is beyond me), and the graphic seems to be a little flaky. It is from the 1980's so the screen print is naturally starting to wear, but I can only wonder if it will perminantly going to shed from now on. DS and I are on anti-biotics after being exposed to strep over the weekend. I am feeling super crabby and DS is super clingy, so I am like 10X as annoyed as I normally would be. Thanks for listening to my rant
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