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Offline LauraGigs

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Disaster! HELP - any painting/finishing experts???
« on: June 23, 2008, 11:44:36 am »
A freaking bottle of nail polish exploded in my kitchen. (Don't ask just know that I'm officially a dumbass.)  :P

Anyway, so there are spatters of nail polish on our nicely-finished wood cabinets, and white painted walls.  (also on the fridge but IMO that's less of a concern.)

I'll post pics later so yall have a better idea. But the obvious question is: how do I get the polish off without damaging the cabinet finish and the paint on the walls?

Some of the wall paint is in relatively inconspicuous areas under the range hood so I tried different things there, but everything I tried started to take the paint right off along with the polish. It's a high-gloss paint.

And the cabinets stump me. I can scrape some of the polish spots off with my thumbnail, but a little color is left behind on some of them. (I'm afraid I might have to leave that to the pros... I don't know.)

Any ideas, yall?   ???

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Re: Disaster! HELP - any painting/finishing experts???
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008, 11:53:31 am »
I'll ask Offline Chuck...he know about all this stuff!

My condolences to you!!

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Re: Disaster! HELP - any painting/finishing experts???
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 02:52:14 pm »
Any solvent with acetone which will remove the nail polish will also remove the paint.So do not use.

You could try one of the non acetone removers, which are used on acrylic/false nails.

Or try a  Mr clean magic eraser, they seem to remove a whole host of things.


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Re: Disaster! HELP - any painting/finishing experts???
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 05:24:57 pm »
I'll ask Offline Chuck...he know about all this stuff!

My condolences to you!!




It just goes to show - you cain't never judge a book by its cover.  I never woulda reckoned him for one a them nail polish fellas.

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Re: Disaster! HELP - any painting/finishing experts???
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2008, 10:20:27 am »

It just goes to show - you cain't never judge a book by its cover.  I never woulda reckoned him for one a them nail polish fellas.

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Let's just say that there coulda been a nail polish explosion at his cabin in the mountains, even though he has never taken a woman there!!
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Re: Disaster! HELP - any painting/finishing experts???
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008, 06:47:18 pm »
Curious minds want to know, LGigs! Did Chuck solvent your problem????

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Re: Disaster! HELP - any painting/finishing experts???
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2008, 12:21:02 am »
Yes, I talked with good old Chuck (who by the way is the coolest, for those of yall who haven't met him yet).

Anyhoo, he spoke with a friend of his who's a long-time housecleaning pro, and she echoed what you said, Optom3, about the acetone-free polish remover!  So I high-tailed it and got some, along with other miscellaneous equipment.

So, recipe for disaster mitigation (in case yall ever happen to have a nail polish explosion):

Countertops:  Razor-blade stripper tool, and/or steel wool.  Pretty easy.
Fridge: Razor blade to delicately strip top layer of polish, then the non-acetone remover.
Cabinetry/floors: Same thing.
Formica paneling: Non-acetone remover.
Walls:  This is the stumper; will probably take repainting. 

Oh well, can't win em all.   :P  Thanks for all the concern and great suggestions, everybody!
« Last Edit: July 02, 2008, 10:03:21 pm by LauraGigs »

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Re: Disaster! HELP - any painting/finishing experts???
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2008, 09:44:01 am »
Walls:  This is the stumper; will probably take repainting. 

Oh well, can't win em all.   :P  Thanks for all the concern and great suggestions, everybody!

I sense an artistic treatment brewing...perhaps fireworks? It would be apropos the season at least for a short time!!

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Re: Disaster! HELP - any painting/finishing experts???
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2008, 10:38:25 am »
In a way, you were lucky !

A similar event happened to me lately, but I could have lost my life !
I had loaned a Made in China battery charger and I did not know that the battery I was charging was also Made in China !! So I charged and left the garage closing the door. But when I went inside the house, I heard much later an explosion. The battery and charger had exploded ! There were pieces of the battery all over the place, and acid drops on many, many objects !

Was I lucky that it had not exploded in my face and burn me ?

I guess that your product has some acid to it too ?

Au revoir,
hugs!

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Re: Disaster! HELP - any painting/finishing experts???
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2008, 11:47:00 am »
I sense an artistic treatment brewing...perhaps fireworks? It would be apropos the season at least for a short time!!

Hmmm...   It would be better than the crime-scene motif I kinda have going on now . . .     :laugh: