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removing paint from bath

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AuldAlliance Sun 09-Aug-09 18:00:10

I've just moved house, and the bath has a huge splodge of paint running all the way along inside it. A painter clearly tipped the remains of his pot of water-based paint in it, thinking he'd wash it down the drain later...and forgot. It is dried on, very thickly.

Any ideas how to get rid of it?


greenfanta Sun 09-Aug-09 22:50:38

we had emulsion on ours so i soaked it and just kept pushing at it with the back of a wooden spatula. i'd be worried it's also in the pipe.

AuldAlliance Mon 10-Aug-09 08:54:40

good idea, will try that.
pipe issue worrying...
(one-handed typing here!)

ABetaDad Mon 10-Aug-09 09:00:16

If it is gloss paint you could try sprying it with WD40 and leaving to soak overnight before scraping off. That is how I get gloss paint of glass when I have been painting widows.

Not sure I would do it on a plastic bath though - however, if desperate and was going to have to throw the bath out I would.

CaramelisedOnions Mon 10-Aug-09 09:38:29

can I hijack this thread and ask if anyone knows how to get emulsion splashes off my carpet??

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