How do you get paint out of pants?
Paint stains vary in difficulty of removal based on the wide variety of paint out there. From washable children’s craft paint (easiest) to latex wall paint (not too bad if you can get to it right away before it dries) to artist’s acrylics (one of the reasons why artists wear smocks) these stains are all challenging to different degrees. Since I don’t know what type of paint stain you’ve got, here are a few suggestions you can try in the future, especially if this is a recurring problem.
Of course you may have a dried on paint stain you need to deal with. If it’s washable children’s paint, you can still try the above; just expect to repeat the treatment a few times instead of just once. Dried wall paint and acrylic paints are permanent once they dry because they become insoluble in water; I’m sorry if that’s the situation you are in! Unfortunately, solvents that could dissolve paint on hard surfaces shouldn’t be used on fabrics that will end up in a clothes washer. Clothes washer and dryer manufacturers don’t want fabrics with solvents (acetone, paint thinner, etc.) on them going into their appliances due to a serious risk of spontaneous combustion. They actually put warning on the appliances and in the user’s guide about this.
I hope this information is useful. Please let me know if you have any other questions, and thanks for writing!