Spilling paint and cleaning iron gates

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    Spilled some paint on patio steps so tried to get as much up as possible with cloths then put hose on it with a metal brush. It ran into tarmac pavement but seemed to get rid of it all with the hose running endless water on it. What do u do if u spill inside a house or on other places? This is second time I've dropped a can of paint. Is the best way to gaffer tape the can's top on?

    Also, I am doing an iron gate and it's old and rusty as he'll. Been using a metal brush on drill to get flakes off. Is this best way or should I pressure wash it?
     
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    It might be safer to decant the paint in to a paint kettle with a lid. If you drop that, you will be dropping a much smaller volume of paint.
     
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    It would be a lot safer you for and the rest of mankind if you didn't do any diy.

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    it was quite a small can. Wrapping gaffer tape around it an OK idea?

    I previously dropped some sealant onto tarmac. Throw all tools and paint into a flexi bucket so at times stuff falls out when I am carrying it. If i spill inside is it a case of using towels first then what?
     
  6. :D I knew you were going to write that just by looking at the threads title... a devilish part of me agrees with you :D
     
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    start by scraping up as much as you can and dump it into a disposable container. Sometimes the paint tin is best. Then use absorbent paper to soak up and wipe up what you can.

    If it's a water-based paint you can then wash and sponge it clean with water. You may need to agitate with a brush.

    For oil-based paint, brush cleaner will break it up so it can be cleaned off.

    A few paints such as Hammerite or car paints will need a special thinners. Keep it off your skin.

    Thinners are usually flammable and damaging to health, so clean up and ventilate thoroughly.
     
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    Sorry, I have had a bad day that included having to pay to returns tools to a scumbag "builder" that has stolen my GF's £3K deposit.

    In what way would the gaffer tape help?

    If you have a 1l tin (for example), pour 100ml in to an old hacked milk (read: plastic) bottle.

    if you were to knock it over you (may or may not have) time to pick it up before it makes a proper mess.

    Sorry Purple Road, I am currently trying to wind down from one of those "why the f**k did my GF pay some d**k on one of those check a trade sites to work at our place, and now that she has has clearly lost £3K, why am i the guy that has to spend two hours to return the tools to the scumbag.

    /rantOver (for now)....



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    Come on Opps, open a new tread about your mad girlfriend and rouge builder.

    Andy
     
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    He's being in the sun.

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    Fair play, a typo on my behalf.

    Nevertheless when you have a S*!t bag intimidating your family (after stealing from them), one's sense of humour tends to take a back seat, as does ones' focus on spelling.
     
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    I think you will find that I made the mistake not you.

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    I was being overly sensitive. No harm done. Thanks anyway though.
     
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