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Anyone know how to get model paint out of carpet

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mr_clean, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. mr_clean

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    My son just spilled some model paint (enamel) on our carpet. Any suggestions or am I just screwed?

    Scott
     
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    If it hasn't dried Carefully use Laquer thinner or tolulene to thin it and blot it up. Then if you have an extractor. Use a mixture of hot water and dish soap work it in the stain with a tooth brush and use clean hot water to flush it. Shood get most of it out. Red and black are the worst to remove.
     
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    nail polish remover.

    i would stay away from laquer thinner since it likes to eat plastics and i believe toulene isnt good for you, then there is the massive amount of fumes.
     
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    nail polish remover.

    i would stay away from laquer thinner since it likes to eat plastics and i believe toulene isnt good for you, then there is the massive amount of fumes.

    but if its the newer Acrylic paints, your basically ****ed, they stain.
     
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    Thanks, that's exactly what I did.

    2 problems are... when I was informed about it, my wife had already tried to rub it out thereby spreading the stain, second problem is it's white carpet and red paint.

    We got a lot of it, but I don't think it's ever gonna be acceptable...

    Looks like I'll be installing laminate pretty soon.
     
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    I did try nail polish remover also... we hit it with about every solvent and chemical we have in the house...
     
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    mineral sperits works pretty good for Testors paint
     
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    There is a product called GOOF OFF. I'm serious. It works. We removed permanent black marker, that the dog ate, out of the carpet.
     
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    Red Testors or Pactra on white carpet ? Your screwed....
     
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    I forgot about goof off. and that did help a lot, but I think ultimately I'm SOL...
    I don't have any mineral spirits handy. gonna have a carpet guy come out wednesday just to see if there is anything he can do, but I have a feeling it'll all be coming up and laminate going in...

    Why couldn't he have been painting his 69 Camaro white???

    Thanks for all the tips all

    Red Testors + White Carpet = not good...

    Scott
     
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    It is possible to splice in a new piece of carpet
     
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    I do have some pieces up in the garage that might be big enough. That is if I haven't used them all for creepers yet... :haha:
     
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    I spilled some red testors last week. My carpet shampoo'r and pre-stain cleaner got most of it out. Until the shampoo ran out. So now I have some dried paint to clean out. If you don't have a shampoo'r I would try goof-off. I've seen that stuff remove a lot over the years.
     
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    you could...

    Just spill some white Testors paint over the red! :whistle: --nobody here will squeal on ya! :thumb:
     
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    If it's white carpet, what about bleach?
     
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    Ummmm........ Goof off is Tolulene

    Didnt know you had white carpet. Just try bleaching the !#** out of it with clorox. Lay a rag soaked with 50 50 mix of clorox and hot water on it for about 1/2 hour then extract it. Dont know if it will work on red tho its about the hardest stain to get out.
     
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    i hope you get it out BUT did anyone see the irony in this post? MR.CLEAN asking for cleaning advice. :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    castrol super clean worked on every stain I have had to lift. But I don't have white carpet :eek1:
     
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    Kind of funny didn't see that before :haha:
     
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    hahahahaha, I missed that one too. Although someone did mention to me to try the Mr. Clean sponges and I did laugh a little at that.
     

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