Once it is totally saturated with hairspray you will want to rub the fabric to loosen the paint. I used a butter knife to loosen the paint because my fabric isn’t really delicate. If you have a more delicate fabric you may want to use a soft toothbrush.
As you run the knife over the fabric you should start to see the paint drying up. Then it will start to come out of the fabric. The paint does tend to spread as you do this. Run the knife over the fabric for a few minutes until you feel like you have a good amount of the paint loosened up. Then run the fabric under hot water to rinse away the loosened paint. You may want to spray it with some spot remover while you are running it under hot water.
Once you have rinsed away the loosened paint blot the paint-stained clothes so it is a little dry and repeat the steps of spraying the hairspray and working the paint with a butter knife. You may need to repeat this step a couple of times.
My shirt was bright pink with some white paint on it so I had to use the hairspray, scrub, and rinse about 4 times before the paint was mostly gone. If you look closely you can still see where the paint was but it made a huge difference. Check out the before and after.
You can save your favorite clothes with this simple tip on how to get dried paint out of clothes. Want to see some other stain removing tips? See how to get just about any stain out of clothes here. What stain tips or tricks do you use?