The new carpet we had put down last week, has got a white undercoat drip on
it, size of 10 p peice, hubby has dabbed at it with water, while I was out,
its still there, I'm wondering if we put turps on it will make it worse ?
its plain light green carpet.
Is the paint waterbased or oilbased - and has the paint dried?
If it's dried, then solvent isn't going to shift it.
If it's still wet - then if the water hasn't moved it, then it's odds-on
that it's oil based so try turps on a clean, white cloth and gently rub
t - frequently using a clean part of the cloth.
MIght have a bit of a problem shifting dried (or oil based, wet) paint on
the carpet though Kate! ;-)
Great for shifting light grease off the old hands though, and I always keep
a small pack in the car for that reason.
I'm glad that you resolved it Sheila, and tell the 'other half' that he was
lucky - a friend of mine went one better and tipped 5 litres of oil based
gloss on his almost new carpet and his SWMBO was not very pleased at all!
Same thing happened to a friend of mine many years ago. Worse, they
were the painters and decorators in a posh new house........ with brand
His tip - oil. Water or oil-based, grab the nearest oil, well not used
engine oil, that would be silly. Soya, olive, whatever. Douse the
disaster. The oil will also be a problem to clean up but not half as
bad as paint. Lots of old towels and rags, the oil-absorbing stuff you
use on barbecues, eventually a carpet detergent, meanwhile open
something smelly and tell the owners the fumes are toxic and they can't
A L P
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