Removing Spray Paint Overspray

Stupidly I thought all was protected when I used some spray paint inside. Little did I know that the overspray traveled that far. Is there a way of safely cleaning the overspray from the carpet and furniture (wood and fabric)? Thanks so much for any advice, besides never using spray paint indoors again!

By Sandy from WA

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Things you'll need:

wood board

clean rags

olive oil

turpentine

detergent

terry cloths

plastic putty knife

pressure washer

wire brush

lacquer thinner

fabric

Step 1 Lay the fabric flat on top of a wood board.

Step 2 Apply a few drops of olive oil to the over-spray.

Step 3 Allow the olive oil to soak into the over-spray for four minutes. Scrape away the over-spray with a plastic putty knife.

Step 4 Wipe the olive oil from the fabric with a rag dampened with turpentine.

Step 5 Wash the fabric with dish-washing detergent.

Brick and cement

Step 1 Remove as much of the over-spray as possible with a pressure washer.

Step 2 Apply lacquer thinner to the over-spray.

Step 3 Scrape away the over-spray with a wire brush.

Step 4 Rinse the surface with the pressure washer.

Wood, plastic, fiberglass, or vinyl

Step 1 Apply a few drops of olive oil to a rag.

Step 2 Apply olive oil to the over-spray with the rag.

Step 3 Wrap the wide scraping-end of the plastic putty knife with a rag.

Step 4 Scrape the over-spray free using the plastic putty knife buffered with the rag.

Good luck.

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