How to Clean Paintball Marks From a House

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As the sport of paintball grows and more people have paintball markers, it is likely you may end up with a few paintball marks on your house. Paintballs are not actually paint, but they can stain if not dealt with properly.

Items you will need

  • Bucket

  • Warm water

  • Dish soap

  • Towel

  • Hose

Act promptly. The longer you leave the paintball marks on your house the more likely they will stain.

Get a towel or sponge. Add dish soap to a bucket, and then fill it with warm water. Use dish soap known for cutting grease to remove the oil from the paintballs.

Wipe the mark from side to side once. You should remove most of the paint in that first swipe. Rinse your towel in the bucket.

Scrub away any residue. Repeat these steps for the rest of the marks.

Spray the whole area with a garden hose to rinse the soap and paint.


  • Do not leave the marks on your house for long. The paint will become greasy and hard to remove. The area could end up permanently stained.
  • Do not just spray the marks off the house. They may splash and leave smaller marks spread around a larger area.


  • Change your water when necessary so you are not rubbing more paint on instead of cleaning it off.
  • Paintballs are non-toxic and biodegradable. You do not have to pick up the shell fragments; they will disappear in a week or two depending on weather conditions.
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