Paint over spray on a acrylic bath

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by ashwales, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. ashwales

    ashwales New Member

    Had a painter in and he made a right mess on my brand new bath! Whats the easiest way to get it all off?

    Cheers
     
  2. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

    Depends how long it's been on there I guess. I'd try some hot water with washing up liquid and one of those abrasive bath cleaning sponges but make sure it is suitable for an acrylic bath so you don't scratch it. Failing that CIF cream is pretty good at this type of thing. Or get the painter back to sort it!
     
  3. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Get painter to supply & new bath at his expense.
     
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  4. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

    Good point KIAB makes.
    It's very poor attitude the painter had to your property. How long would it have taken to protect the bath? Total disrespect for your property. He might have liability insurance if you're lucky. Possibly with the OK Coral insurance company?
     
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  5. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    And fit.:rolleyes::oops:
     
  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Have a word with my wife let! :D:p:p
     
  7. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Importantly we haven’t asked what type of paint is it ?

    Yes, realistically the painter should be dealing with this and obviously, with covering the bath in the first instance, you wouldn’t/shouldn’t be in this situation

    So emuslion from walls, ceiling or trim paint (woodwork), oil based or water based
     
  8. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    What colour is the paint.
     
  9. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Me thinks ur taking the * a little bit Astra and possibly aimed at my comment ?

    Surely the type of paint is an important factor here with regards to cleaning, would you not say ?

    Colour won’t be of such an importance, the paint needs to come off regardless

    Anything else enlightening you wish to add ?
     
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  10. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Yes, very important, how long has the paint been on the bath?
     
  11. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    And what if anything have you tried to clean it off with so far?
     
  12. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

    Yes it matters what type of paint is on the bath but also a problem it being an acrylic bath. Going to be very easy to damage trying to get the paint off.
     
  13. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    If the op reply's to these questions the problem can be relatively easily corrected I'm sure.
     
  14. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Waiting for a reply here, has your Mrs drowned you in the bath. :eek:
     
  15. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    Microfibre cloth and hot water with bathroom cleaner like cif. Steamer will work to if bad but be sensible.The trick is get it warm and it will go soft. I'd try microfibre cloth with hot soapy water with lots of elbow grease. Masking tap and plastic to cover next time . hay
     
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  16. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    If it's emulsion paint splashes they can be removed with Methylated Spirit on a sponge or microfiber cloth, then cleaned up with cif.
     
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  17. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    I nearly said that but it's not recommended on acrylic although I've used in the past. You got shares in Microfibre Inc?
     
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  18. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    No, in Meths. :D
     
  19. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Just going to apply some meths to my bath, probably will clean it up a treat! ;)
     
  20. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    Yeah. I've used as its a good cleaner. Just what I read it harming plastic. Off for swim now as that gets the paint off me :)
     

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