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Arggggggh gloss paint on carpet-what do I do?

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Mirage Fri 25-Feb-05 14:45:54

I am really cross with myself.I've just painted very carefully around the skirting boards,not getting a speck of paint on the carpet-then stood up & promptly dropped the brush.I now have 2 patches of grey gloss paint on a cream carpet.Can anyone give me any tips on how to get it out?We are about to put the house on the market so it couldn't have happened at a worse time.To make things worse it is one of those basket weave type of carpets.

SeaShells Fri 25-Feb-05 14:48:19

I use baby oil to clean it up, works better than soap and water as gloss paint is oil based. There is probably a much better way to do it though!

bubbly1973 Fri 25-Feb-05 14:48:35

have you tried to clean it with a bit of spirit?

i had emulsion paint on my bottom..dont ask.. and then sat on mil's sofa
it come off with a bit of spirit though phew!!

Mirage Fri 25-Feb-05 14:49:47

Thanks for the quick response Seashells.I don't have any baby oil,but will pop out & get some when dd wakes up.
I am just so cross with myself for doing it!

Mirage Fri 25-Feb-05 14:51:00

Will try spirit as well-I think I need to buy some more of that too-thanks bubbly1973

bubbly1973 Fri 25-Feb-05 14:56:03

good luck mirage, out of curiosity let us know how you get on

dont be too annoyed with yourself, accidents happen and if it doesnt come off, with any luck any buyers viewing your house will not notice it

gscrym Fri 25-Feb-05 15:04:56

Move the furniture round a bit and buy a rug.

We sold our flat even though the bedroom carpet had a big blob of yellow paint on it. It was tastefully disguised as a futon.

Mirage Fri 25-Feb-05 16:19:31

Thanks for all the advice.I tried white spirit & baby oil & the marks have completely gone.Phew!!!

This house is like the Forth Bridge-you finish at one end & something crops up at the beginning again.

Might go & try white spirit & baby oil on all the other various blobs of paint that I have splattered about in the past few years now.

SeaShells Fri 25-Feb-05 16:31:24

Glad it came off, good luck with selling the house!

bubbly1973 Fri 25-Feb-05 16:53:03

really pleased to see that it came off, bet you feel heaps better too!!

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