Prediction of Solubility using Organic solvents

Sep 2016
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Whenever I have a stain (paint, glue etc), I attempt removing it after the following scheme (if unsuccessful, I proceed to the next solvent):
Water, soapy water, alcohol, white spirit, acetone.

My question is..........
Is it possible to chemically PREDICT which solvent will be succesqsful on which material/stain?
 
Jan 2017
5
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New york
Whenever I have a stain (paint, glue etc), I attempt removing it after the following scheme (if unsuccessful, I proceed to the next solvent):
Water, soapy water, alcohol, white spirit, acetone.

My question is..........
Is it possible to chemically PREDICT which solvent will be succesqsful on which material/stain?
"Like dissolve like"
You have to check the polarity of solvent and solution. If the match, it will dissolve