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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?

TIA

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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