How to Take Paint Fight Photos (without Ruining All Your Clothes)

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How to Have a Family Paint War (without ruining your clothes)



I first stumbled on the idea of Paint Fight photos over at Capturing Joy by Kristen Duke. I was intrigued and knew my boys (and my husband) would get a huge kick out of it. However, I really didn’t want to ruin our existing clothes nor did I want to have to buy second hand clothes either.


I was on a mission to take these photos without ruining our clothes. Did I succeed? Well, you’ll have to just keep reading. :)


Here’s what you’ll need:

Washable Paint (make sure it says “washable” on the label)

A large canvas

Squeeze bottles


Old Towels (for cleanup)

ARM & HAMMER™ plus OxiClean™ Power PAKS 

A Photographer (my dad came over on a whim and used my camera to take these pics for us–thanks Dad!)



Before the Paint Fight

We filled our squeeze bottles with washable paint and used a chair for an easel. We got dressed (in jeans and white shirts) and then the paint fight began!


Oxi Clean



During the Paint Fight

Squeeze paint on everyone else and the canvas. We gave our boys explicit instructions before the paint fight began that they were not to squirt the paint in anyone’s eyes.


Family Paint Fight Photos



Family Paint Fight Photos









Family Paint Fight Photos



Family Paint Fight Photos



Family Paint Fight Photos

Poor baby girl would rather forget this night…she did not enjoy the paint fight nearly as much as everyone else. :)


Family Paint Fight Photos



Family Paint Fight Photos


Family Paint Fight Photos


Family Paint Fight Photos


After the Paint Fight

Hose down your kiddos (and yourself) and get as much paint out as possible. Use your old towels to help dry off and immediately take your paint-filled clothes and put them in the sink filled with some Arm & Hammer liquid laundry detergent. This will be the pre-soak.


Family Paint Fight Photos


Once the clothes have soaked for a while, put them in your washing machine along with the handy-dandy ARM & HAMMER™ plus OxiClean™ Power PAKS. Is anyone else as obsessed with the convenience of these little power paks as I am? They clean super well and I love that you can just throw them in with the laundry without having to measuring or pour laundry detergent!


Arm & Hammer with Oxi Clean



The Verdict

Thanks to ARM & HAMMER™ plus OxiClean™ Power PAKS  almost all of the paint came out of our clothes. The only exception was some of the pink paint on our white shirts and that is because I accidentally used non-washable pink paint (hence the reason I mention multiple times to make sure to use washable paint). Overall, I was super thrilled with our paint fight photos and pleasantly surprised that our jeans survived!


And here is our canvas that will be hanging on the wall very soon. It looked so much prettier (and splattery) until Big Brother decided to smear his hand all over it. Oh well, it is a tangible reminder of a super fun memory!


Paint Fight Canvas



This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer. The opinions and text are all mine.


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