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Removing Dried Paint from Roller Blinds?

April 24, 2008

How do I get dried matte paint off roller blinds?

Amanda from UK

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April 24, 20080 found this helpful
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If your paint is latex (water-wash-up) then rubbing alcohol should disolve it. If it is oil-base, then mineral spirits may work. I'd try a small less noticable area to test out first...Either could react with whatever your blinds are made of. (If you use mineral spirits, you need to wash it off afterward as it is flammable.)

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By Caz (Guest Post)
May 12, 20080 found this helpful
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I've just used pure turpentine to get a dried (dark) emulsion paint stain off a white roller blind and it seems to have worked. It's a relief - thought I'd have to get new blinds... (The emulsion was Colortrend 100% acryllic if that's any help).

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March 11, 2019

I was using spray ink on stencils for an arts and crafts project and some of it got on my window blinds. To make it even worse, the ink is red. It looks like blood.

Please advise. Thanks in advance.


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March 11, 20190 found this helpful

Use hairspray in an inconspicuous spot to see if it will remove it. You can also try a Magic Eraser.

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March 23, 20190 found this helpful

I don't know what is in spray ink. If its anything like spray paint you can try one of these suggestions, rubbing alcohol, goop off, or wd40, hydrogen peroxide gets blood or red out, but it also whitens which in your case is fine since the blinds are white.

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March 1, 2020

How do I get dry emulsion paint out of a black, black out roller blind?


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March 3, 20200 found this helpful

If would use a solution of 50/50 vinegar and water to clean the blinds with it. This would be the safest way to do this one. Here is a site that sells blinds and the suggestions they have for cleaning them. www.kingstonblinds.net/.../

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