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baggies

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 8:42 am Reply with quote

Please anyone help me I have spilt blue emulsion paint on my geen landing carpet,I have tried to get it out but made it even worse.Please can some one help me, as Its too expensive to replace landing,hall and stairs carpet icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif icon_cry.gif

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masona

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 10:35 am Reply with quote

I would've thought water as the emulsion is a water base paint, maybe a dry steam cleaning vac.
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felix

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 12:23 pm Reply with quote

Sorry but emulsion paint is not really water based. The paint resins aren't dissolved in the water - a better word would be dispersed. That's why it's called emulsion.

Emulsions are funny things and I don't pretend to understand them completely though I think it's got something to do with electrically charged particles surrounded by water's highly polarized molecules. Any chemists reading this please help me out!

Once the water evaporates it is not possible (for us) to re-emulsify the paint itself. Moreover, paint doesn't just dry; it also polymerizes. Try wiping freshly dried oil based paint with white spirit. It comes off. Now try the same trick with old, well hardened paint. White spirit won't touch this stuff. You will need something like methylene chloride and even this won't actually dissolve old paint.

None of this is helping you get that paint off your carpet but here's something I learnt by accident - and I don't know why it works. Meths takes emulsion paint off walls. This is worth trying on you carpet. If it doesn't work you can remove meths with water.

I do have another trick that works only with small spots and only if they haven't sunk down into the pile. Get a small pare of wire cutters or nail clippers and cut the spots out. The slight dents in the surface of the carpet will never be noticed.
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emmacagain

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 1:32 pm Reply with quote

Hi,

I bought a little tube of 'Paint Away' from Kleeneze. Its for emulsion or gloss and I've used it successfully on my jeans. Its a gel that lifts the paint off but you still have to pick at it a bit. I think its their own label so not sure if there is something in the shops thats similar....

Emma
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masona

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 2:16 pm Reply with quote

felix wrote:
Sorry but emulsion paint is not really water based. The paint resins aren't dissolved in the water - a better word would be dispersed. That's why it's called emulsion.

Ahhh! maybe I got away with it when it was still wet on the carpet?
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 4:51 pm Reply with quote

daft as it souns, but depending on the carpet, sandpaper works! (especially on carpet tiles or similar
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sandwell

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 9:53 pm Reply with quote

A hint that I was given some time ago, which worked perfectly.

Spread some Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion over it, leave if for at least 2 hours, then it will be disolved, and will scrape off easily.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 9:16 pm Reply with quote

Maybe its a job for your insurance company!
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2scoops0406

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 10:01 pm Reply with quote

felix wrote:
Any chemists reading this please help me out!


You mean a liquid / liquid colloid, emulsion indeed !! icon_lol.gif
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towellsi

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:18 pm Reply with quote

i swear by the industrial wipes, or gorrila wipes. they get rid of anything.
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echarlesbillings

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 2:17 pm Reply with quote

I have had the same problem but managed to clean off dried emulsion paint with bicarbonate of soda.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:13 pm Reply with quote

Probably sorted now , it was 6 years ago. icon_rolleyes.gif
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