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Acrylic is a plastic used in place of glass when weight and breakage could be an issue, as in safety rails, mirrors and large picture frames.

Acrylic is a useful safety product that can be used in place of large pieces of glass or where the glass would be easily broken. Although more resistant to breakage, acrylic is easier to scratch than glass so it needs to be cared for quite differently. Harsh or abrasive chemicals should be avoided when cleaning acrylic. Use clean lukewarm water, mild detergent and a soft microfiber cloth to clean acrylic or fine surface scratches could appear, causing the acrylic to become cloudy. Prevention is key to this problem because once your acrylic becomes cloudy a simple cleaning will not fix it; you will need to re-buff the acrylic to restore the smooth and clear surface.

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How To Clean Chloroform From Acrylic

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Step 1

Clean the piece of acrylic with a microfiber cloth and clean warm water. Wipe the acrylic in a gentle circular motion, continually adjusting and rinsing the cloth to avoid wiping dirt onto the acrylic. Not keeping the cloth rinsed could result in more scratches on the surface.

Step 2

Assess your piece of acrylic to determine whether it needs more cleaning. If there is still dirt on the surface, use your mild non-abrasive cleaner and your microfiber cloth to clean the acrylic as in Step 1. Rewash the acrylic with only clean warm water to remove any residual cleaner.

Step 3

Blot dry your acrylic using the second microfiber cloth. Allow the acrylic to dry completely before continuing.

Step 4

Prepare your buffing wheel by attaching it to your drill.

Step 5

Turn on the drill and touch the tallow stick to the rotating buffing wheel to transfer a small amount of tallow. Quickly add some of the car-polish to the buffing wheel.

Step 6

Buff your piece of acrylic, starting in the center. Keep constant light pressure and continuously move the buffing wheel back and forth to avoid heat buildup, which could melt the acrylic.

Step 7

Continue in the manner described in Step 6, adding more car polish when necessary, until the cloudy surface of your acrylic has been buffed clear.

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How To Remove Spray Paint From Your Skin

Hands covered in paint.
Unsplash / Nicole Honeywill

If you get spray paint on your skin there’s no reason to panic. It’s relatively easy to remove. First, read the label of your can to determine if you’ve managed to coat yourself with oil-based paint or water-based paint.

Water Based Paint

  1. Wash your hands under warm to hot tap water and a few drops of dish soap.
  2. If the paint doesn’t come off, a little bit of friction is required. Use a toothbrush, the abrasive side of a household sponge (not steel wool). or even an abrasive facial cleanser from your bathroom to gently scrub the area and remove the paint from your skin.
  3. Rinse
  4. Be sure to clean your sink immediately afterward.

Oil-Based Paint

  1. The best way to remove oil is with more oil. You can use essential oil, olive oil, coconut oil, or baby oil – whatever you have handy. Take care not to get any on your clothes or in your eyes. Some oils can stain or sting.
  2. Rub the oil back and forth over the painted area just as you would if you were trying to work up a lather with soap.
  3. Rinse.
  4. Repeat if necessary.
  5. Clean the sink immediately.

How To Remove Spray Paint From Metal

A microfiber cloth wipes the hood of a car.
Pixabay / melodiustenor

If you’re working outside on your project, it’s easy to let an errant spout of spray paint come into contact with a metal surface, such as metal patio furniture or the side of your car. Luckily it’s fairly easy to remove spray paint from nonporous surfaces like metal.

  1. Use a microfiber cloth. The last thing you want to do is scratch the existing paint.
  2. Apply a few drops of dish soap directly on to the offending area.
  3. Massage the dish soap with warm water and a microfiber cloth, rinsing frequently.
  4. If the paint was applied recently this should do the trick. If it doesn’t work, it’s time to move on to tougher methods. Although many online resources recommend nail polish remover, rubbing compounds, lacquer thinner, and gasoline, we strongly discourage the use of these substances because they remove the existing paint. This could lead to a very expensive problem.
  5. If soap and water don’t work, a clay cleaning bar is a preferred method for removing spray paint from metal surfaces.
  6. Cut off a section of the clay bar.
  7. Spray the section with lubricant. Although you can purchase special a clay bar lubricant, it’s cheap and easy to make your own DIY version. Just add a few drops of dish soap to a pint of warm water.
  8. Rub the paint stain firmly with the clay bar, applying more lubricant as you go if necessary.
  9. Wipe the area with a damp microfiber cloth to remove any lubricant or traces of paint.

Note: If the metal surface you’re cleaning is a car, It’s a good idea to give it a good wash and wax when you’re finished. This will make sure any abrasive bits of paint have been removed and help protect your existing paint from further damage.

How To Remove Spray Paint From Fabric

Brightly colored bottles of spray paint.
Unsplash / Ehimetalor Unuabona

Few users of spray paint haven’t dealt with noticing they’ve ended up with a bit of the stuff on their clothes. In fact, people have special outfits they save for these projects just in case.

Wet Paint

  1. If the paint is still wet, blot, don’t rub, the area with a light colored cloth and warm water. This is the same method you use to remove stains from carpet. Blotting draws the stain upwards into your towel. Rubbing, on the other hand, forces the stain down, deeper into the fabric, making it even more difficult to remove.
  2. Use a dab of dish soap oil-based stain remover if necessary.
  3. Blot the area with a dry cloth to absorb the paint.
  4. Repeat as necessary.

Dry Paint

  1. Use a butter knife, spoon, or fingernail to scrape up as much of the hardened paint as possible. Take care not to tear the fabric.
  2. Use nail polish remover or paint remover to remove the excess paint. Perform a test first on an unseen area to make sure you can safely use these substances without removing the dye.
  3. If you are dealing with fabric from clothing, throw the garment in the washing machine to remove as much as the paint as possible.

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How To Remove Spray Paint From Concrete

A large red paint stain.
Pixabay / Clker-Free-Vector-Images

Pressure Washer

  1. If you have access to a pressure washer, move everything else out of the area. Pressure washers are powerful and can damage patio furniture or the paint on your car if you’re not careful.
  2. Spray the area with water from the pressure washer, moving the hose back and forth so the blast of water essentially scrubs the painted area.
  3. Rinse thoroughly and be sure to sweep up and remove all the dirt and spray paint from the area when finished.

TSP

  1. If you aren’t able to get your hands on a pressure washer, or if you are dealing with an area where for some reason a pressure washer wouldn’t be ideal, Powdered Trisodium Phosphate, or TSP, is your friend, but don’t underestimate its power. TSP should only be used in a well-ventilated area, wearing gloves, goggles, and a respiratory mask.
  2. Mix ΒΌ teaspoon in a bucket for every gallon of water. The number of gallons you’ll need will be determined by the size of the area you need to clean.
  3. Scrub the area with a stiff bristled brush. If the spray paint still remains, allow the solution to sit for a half hour before you attempt to remove it again.
  4. Repeat if necessary.
  5. Be sure to thoroughly rinse and clean the area of solution and debris when finished.

Removing spray paint from most surfaces is easy. All it takes is a little bit of elbow grease and know how.

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