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Old 08-01-2005, 05:42 PM   #1
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Anyone know how to get model paint out of carpet

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

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Old 08-01-2005, 06:43 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-01-2005, 10:09 PM
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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...

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