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Please help, paint related emergency!

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kittykat21 Sat 06-Jun-09 20:10:58

Does anyone know how to get bright pink paint out of a cream carpet? I was painting my DD bedroom and my DS accidentily knocked the paint pot over and it has gone everywhere! I have scrubbed for an hour with 1001 carpet cleaner which has helped but it is still very pink, any suggestions? My landlord will go nuts if I cant sort it out!

sparklefrog Sat 06-Jun-09 20:15:11

What type of paint is it?

kittykat21 Sat 06-Jun-09 20:16:13

It is matt emulsion for normal walls but it is just so pink!

sparklefrog Sat 06-Jun-09 20:23:09

I asked my DP. He doesn't think you will be able to get it out, due to it being emulsion. However, is it a hessian backed carpet, or foam backed? (DP is dictating to me grin)

kittykat21 Sat 06-Jun-09 20:24:53

Lol I think it is foam backed (just asked my DH!) or is there anything to dull down the colour abit? It really is bright pink.

whomovedmychocolate Sat 06-Jun-09 20:26:19

Mop up as much as possible with kitchen towel. Spread some Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion over it, leave if for at least 2 hours, then it will be disolved, and will scrape off easily.

whomovedmychocolate Sat 06-Jun-09 20:26:45

No, I don't know why that works either but apparently it does.

kittykat21 Sat 06-Jun-09 20:35:17

Ok I will try the lotion as long as it doesn't make even more of a mess?! Or does anyone know of anything else to try in case it doesn't work?

whomovedmychocolate Sat 06-Jun-09 20:36:57

Methylated spirit is your last line of defence (and will also remove any leftover grease stains if there are any).

kittykat21 Sat 06-Jun-09 20:38:30

brilliant thank you! Fingers crossed it works!!

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