How To Remove Paint From Blinds
Dripped paint on your blinds whilst redecorating? Accidentally splashed some paint on your blinds whilst having an art day? Well have no fear, as there are a variety of ways you can rid the paint from your blinds in no time. It’s important to work quickly before the paint sets into the fabric, as wet paint is easier to remove than dried paint. In this article, we have grouped together some methods of paint removal for a variety of different blinds, ensuring you can keep your blinds in pristine condition!
Warm water and liquid soap will lift the paint out of fabric blinds if the paint is still wet. This will only work on water-based paints, which are a popular choice for interior decoration for many DIY professionals. We recommend removing the blinds from the head rail if possible, to make the whole process easier. Then, mix equal parts warm water to detergent in a bowl and press the solution into the fabric from the back of the blind, so you can press the paint out of the fabric without spreading it further through the layers.
Rinse the blinds in clean warm water and repeat as needed. When you’ve removed the paint out of the blind fabric, leave to dry in natural sunlight and gently iron the area that has been treated (if needed).
2. Paint Thinner
Paint thinner is a mineral oil-based solvent used to remove paint from many different surfaces, including fabric. We advise wearing safety rubber gloves whilst handling this solution, as it may cause irritation to the skin. Wipe off any excess paint from the blinds before dabbing the paint thinner directly onto the affected area with a sponge or cloth to start dislodging the paint from the fabrics fibers. Once all the paint has been removed, wash the fabric thoroughly with clean, warm water, so all the paint thinner has been removed.
3. White Vinegar
Mixing a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and warm water makes a perfect cleaning solution for Venetian blinds, whether it be faux wood or PVC. Simply dampen a microfiber cloth in the solution and wipe away the paint that sits on the affected areas. This gentle solution will lift the paint off the surface without damaging the blinds appearance, although it will only work while the paint is still wet.
4. Specialist Paint Remover
If you’re looking for something that is specially formulated to remove paint from wood or other surfaces, then there are a variety of different products to choose from. Products such as Goo Gone, specialise in removing sticky materials, such as paint. Simply spray this solution on and leave it to soak for a couple of seconds, then shave off the layer of paint with a flat scraper. This particular product works wonders on dried paint and is relatively inexpensive too!
Here at Kingston Blinds, we have over 20 years’ industry experience, earning us a strong reputation in the Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire area. Our experts will advise and guide you when making important decisions on your new blinds. For more information on our products and services, please contact a friendly member of our team today on 01482 407 319