I'm a guy, so you have to take what I say with a large grain of salt.
Need to know first whether it's water-based or oil-based paint.
If it's water-based, then I'd soak in a pail of water for a long time, then rub the area of the paint with fingernails to remove the paint.
If it's oil-based, then I'd try paint thinner on the area (not the whole pair).
If the above doesn't work, go to a dry cleaner and ask them if they think they can get it out. Sometimes they have tricks (read CHEMICALS).
If none of this works and the paint spot is below the knee...hope you like your new pair of shorts!
Even I know that bleach is only for whites--it will make anything else turn white!
Last edited by yayverily; 02-25-2008 at 09:49 PM.