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How to get oily handprints off the wall?

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BillyButtfuck Thu 19-Jan-17 23:30:35

I somehow managed to get two perfect copies of my greasy massage-oiled handprints on the cream painted wall above my headboard blush

Any advice to get rid asap?

BillyButtfuck Fri 20-Jan-17 08:12:11

Someone must have a tip?

JayneW63 Fri 20-Jan-17 12:02:54

What sort of paint? I'm assuming a matt emulsion?

what have you tried?

Soap and water and a gentle absorbent cloth?

all I can say is if it does come to repainting, seal over with something like PVA glue first or the oil will seep back.

BillyButtfuck Fri 20-Jan-17 12:10:23

Matt emulsion - I have tried soapy water and it didn't budge but has removed some of the paint!
I really really don't want to damage the paint (any more than I have).

Would a baby wipe work?

frenchfancy Fri 20-Jan-17 12:11:54

Magic erasers.

JayneW63 Fri 20-Jan-17 15:57:30

I think if soap and water didn't shift it, it's sunk right in , we're talking damage rather than removable dirt.

wowfudge Fri 20-Jan-17 20:47:20

Try sugar soap.

Mungobungo Fri 20-Jan-17 20:49:17

I was going to suggest sugar soap too.

NotStoppedAllDay Fri 20-Jan-17 21:10:15

Get a tester of the same paint and rag roll it

It's the only way now the paints come off

BillyButtfuck Fri 20-Jan-17 21:14:27

What's sugar soap?
I did another go with soapy water and it's a bit better but still obvious blush

Orangebird69 Fri 20-Jan-17 21:17:48

Sugar soap. You can buy it in powder form and add water or ready made in a trigger spray bottle. Most supermarkets/wilkos etc sell it as well as diy stores.

BillyButtfuck Fri 20-Jan-17 21:18:41

I will give it a go! I knew there'd be good ideas on here flowers

smilingsarahb Fri 20-Jan-17 21:20:03

I used a dishwasher tablet to get some greasy kid prints off the walls. (Wet) then wiped with a clean cloth

JonSnowsWhore Fri 20-Jan-17 21:23:34

Been told by someone who does decorating, if you can't get greasy or dark marks, you'll have to paint over the marks with gloss paint then put the normal wall paint on after that. Apparently it'll stop the grease/dark marks showing back through

NotStoppedAllDay Fri 20-Jan-17 21:29:17

Stain block would work better than gloss!!

Look. If the paint has now come off you will have to re paint. If you can't do the lot then a 'touch up' job is your only hope

Rag roll it

Paint fades and changes on the wall.

GlumsTheWord Fri 20-Jan-17 21:32:50

Baby wipes smile

BillyButtfuck Fri 20-Jan-17 21:45:00

Can't really see in the photo but it's so obvious, will try the sugar soap and a baby wipes and if not will touch it up. Must buy a headboard hmm

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