How To: Get Paint out of Puppy/Dog Fur

how to get paint out of puppy dog fur hair, jen darlingWhile we were painting the kitchen over the last few weeks, Daphne managed to get in on the action – and get covered in bright turquoise paint. She had it on her face, on two legs, along the edges of one ear, and a nice big splotch on her neck. This caused a brief panic, as we were trying to go to bed after a very long day of painting.

how to get paint out of puppy dog fur hair, jen darlingThe Interwebs recommended using something greasy. We didn’t want to use any chemicals on our precious pup, so we poked around in the pantry.

What’s the solution?

how to get paint out of puppy dog fur hair, jen darlingA bottle of olive oil, a handful of paper towels, some scrubbing and pulling. That’s it. You can also use butter/margarine, shortening, or anything that is super slippery. If you have some finger nails you can grab the paint off the hairs and that will help speed the process along.

how to get paint out of puppy dog fur hair, jen darling how to get paint out of puppy dog fur hair, jen darlingThe only problem with using olive oil is Daphne kept trying to eat it! At least she got a treat while we were pulling at her fur.

how to get paint out of puppy dog fur hair, jen darling how to get paint out of puppy dog fur hair, jen darlingBonus: this also worked to get the paint out of Adam’s hair. We didn’t take photos of that!

The only thing I don’t know is how well this would have worked on the oil-based Kilz primer that I had stuck to my hair for weeks. It’s finally all coming out, so I didn’t bother oiling up my hair. Though I’m sure it would be a great conditioning mask!

how to get paint out of puppy dog fur hair, jen darlingWhat oops moments have you had with projects?

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