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    Damn it! I need help! Got oil paint stains on my brand new couch!

    I just got a new couch the other month, and I feel asleep on it last night. Little did I realize, I had oil paint (just a little) on my knee. When I woke up this morning, there is a HUGE black oil paint stain right in the middle.

    I tried using paint thinner and turpentine to get it out, but to no avail.

    A few websites said it's possible to get that shit out with turpentine and patience.

    Has anyone ever achieved such an extradoniary feat? Can you provide a desperate concept art amigo some tips/advice?

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    Yea.. not black.. heh. The turpentine tends to leave a stain all by itself for me (isn't it clear?).

    Oh, remove the cushion and cover before you try to clean it, it will make it easier. good luck.
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    you can try that brush cleaner/restorer that Windsor Newton makes, it gets dried paint off of brushes, but dont know how effective it will be on a couch..

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    thanks guys! Never thought of some those. I'll try it tonight.

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    paint the whole couch black.

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    Brush cleaner will probably also remove the original colour of the couch. Buy some fabric dye in different colours and splatter the whole couch in artistic fashion...

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    So far, I got most of it out. The paint has faded it's opacity by about 50%.

    I took the cushion cover off and used turpentine. The turprentine itself stained too, so I got some Oxiclean and let it set for about 20 minutes and blotted it out with paper towels.

    I'll give it another go in the morning.

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    Claim the oil paint stains to resemble the face of Jesus, and sell it on ebay for you to affort a newer, better couch.

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    It kind of resembles The Terminator...

    But stains of The Terminator are not as popular as stains of Jesus.

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    You gotta let it go at a reduced rate then.



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    Parker,

    My wife has a one-word answer for you: slipcover.

    We bought our couch about 10 years ago. My wife fell in love with an off-white couch in the showroom and I remember asking her "Are you sure you want a light-colored couch?" We got it Scotchguarded to resist stains and everything was fine until we had some friends over for dinner with their 4-year old son. The kid was a bit exciteable and got a bit worked up after dinner and threw up chocolate ice cream on the couch. Chocolate ice cream apparently can penetrate Scotchguard and creates a really stubborn stain. After trying to have the stain removed professionally, my wife threw in the towel and went out and bought a slipcover. If the slipcover gets stained, we can just treat it with stain-remover chemicals and throw it into the washing machine.
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    it depends on your couch.
    whats it made of?
    does the cushion have a slip cover?

    usually cleaning it inside out in the washer does it.
    so long as you get to it within a day or so.

    but,
    even better than turp is good ol' ivory soap.
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    wow, thanks everyone for the great suggestions.

    I'll try Ivory soap next. This oxiclean is pretty good, and the turpentine helped as well.

    So far, it's "acceptable." But I want to get it completely out. I saw an site that said to just repeat the turpentine process for DAYS if it's oils.

    Once that's done, I'll throw it in the laundry inside-out for good measure.

    BTW, the couch is yellow ochre.

    Figure2: That sucks about your couch... Hmm.... slip covers I will definately think of using such device.

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    We want a picture of ParkerD cleaning his couch...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uziel
    We want a picture of ParkerD cleaning his couch...
    Yes we do!
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    We had a big red wine stain on our off-white carpet, we got it out after a couple days of using the oxi-clean spray bottle stuff. You could also try painting the spot yellow ochre.
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    Dunno if it works but Nail Polish Remover gets paint and tippex etc outta a few things. Not sure with Oil Paints though...
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    YES!

    It got completely OUT! YEAH BABBBBYYY!!!!!

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    Lol, well done ParkerD!
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    I know there are times when I fuck up and immediately think ctrl+z, I've even made the hand movement, god I've gotta get out of here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by young paddy1
    I know there are times when I fuck up and immediately think ctrl+z, I've even made the hand movement, god I've gotta get out of here.

    o dude you have noooo ideaa


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    Quote Originally Posted by young paddy1
    I know there are times when I fuck up and immediately think ctrl+z, I've even made the hand movement, god I've gotta get out of here.
    LOL, did it the other day when painting up this sculpt I did BTW, If I had seen this earlier, I would have said "Turn the cussion over" Glad you got it out.
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