i've had a dust sheet down for some time but on removing it i've found
a couple of small (size of a coin) areas where some paint has got
through and dried. from a distance you cant really see it but i still
want to remove it if possible. i've only ever used water based paint
so that should help i guess. so does anyone know how to remove it
without damaging the carpet?
its not thick blobs, its more like a trace of dried flaky paint stuck
to the twist pile. Very small and not very noticable but id still like
to remove it :)
I would try to re-emulsify the water-based paint and soften it with a
water soaked rag or sponge in a poly bag for 12 hours before I did any
attempts at physical removal
I would try a plastic scouring pad first then go to more vigorous
methods but try to retain the carpet fibres
Pet combe souded good as a last resort
I found an old toothbrush and a glass of warm water + washing up
liquid, dampened the areas and scrubbed with the toothbrush,
eventually it seems to have got it all off. Once its dried i'll double
check. Its a new carpet so dont have to worry about cleaning the
affected area and having other shades where its dirtier.
thanks for the replies
I've tried all the usual methods, and one stands out as much quicker,
easier and more effective. Use a chisel, scrape it backwards across
the carpet repetedly. Move round a bt more with each stroke, so the
edge goes over it in all directions. Hard to explain, but its fast &
effective, and doesnt damage the pile.
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