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    • hivoodoodoll
    • By hivoodoodoll 15th Oct 16, 9:04 PM
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    Fence Paint and Paving Slabs!!!
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    • 15th Oct 16, 9:04 PM
    Fence Paint and Paving Slabs!!! 15th Oct 16 at 9:04 PM
    I know this has probably been asked before but I'm hoping for some advice.

    I painted my fence today and although I covered the majority of the paving with plastic sheeting etc the paint still splashed onto some of the paving stones. At the time I wiped the residue paint off but after finishing the painting you can still some marks.

    Now when I googled it I found a variety of ways that my help/get rid of it or make it look better but I wanted some more opinions. Some people say use a pressure washer others say use fairy liquid and some say use a wire brush.

    I was wondering if it would be worth trying white spirit but I didn't know if this would affect the paving slabs.

    I don't need wise !!!! comments regarding I should've put better sheeting down as obviously I would've done if I'd realised how far the paint could spray. I just want some ideas on how to make it better
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    • stator
    • By stator 16th Oct 16, 12:31 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 12:31 AM
    If it's an oil based paint white spirit might help. If it's a water based paint, not so much.
    But a pressure washer is the best option, blast it away. They are so much fun to use everyone should have one. But you can damage things with them if you're not careful
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    • missile
    • By missile 16th Oct 16, 3:01 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 3:01 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 3:01 PM
    Turps will not do much good. You might want to try a paint stripper like nitromors. Test a small area first.

    Be careful with jet wash. It can remove the top layer from the slabs.

    If you do nothing, the paint splashes will fade over time.
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