Omg can anyone help me? - Accident with black nail art pen and cream curtains!!

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Hi geeks,

I am so angry with myself!

I was messing about with a lid on a nail art pen that wouldn't go back on properly and the inevitable happened - it burst!!

I happened to be sitting at the pc desk at the time - right in front of my cream full length curtains (the heavy type) and it has sprayed all up them!:eek:

I'm not really bothered about the nets as they are only voiles and can be bought cheap but I am desperately trying to get the stuff off of my curtains!

I know it's a shot in the dark - but has anyone got any tips on how to remove this?

I was thinking of using nail polish remover or acetone but thought it might smudge it:confused:

It was one of the nib and brush type pens, been through the wash 3 times now and not coming out at all!

Please, please, please can anyone give me some tips???:cry:

:hug:

xx
 

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Some one else did some thing similar not too long ago, Judy put up a link that told you how to get it out , do a search you might find it
 

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Find out if it is oil or water based paint and take it to your dry cleaners, they'll get it out for you. x
 

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Either take it to the dry cleaners or go to a specialised curtain making shop / upholstery shop. They should be able to give you some advice. I know that in supermarkets there used to be stain removal kits that you add to the wash for certain stains but I must admit I have not brought these for about 4 years, so im not sure they are still around! Could also try yellow pages as im sure there are fabric cleaning / sofa cleaning companies around.
Hope this helps a bit, let me know
good luck
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Thanks for all your helps geeks!:wink2:

I was debating going at it with acetone but thought better of it! lol

I will find out whether it is water based or not and take it to the dry cleaners I think.

Fingers crossed ;)

Sarah
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I was just wondering if you had any luck Sarah with your curtains:irked:
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I was just wondering if you had any luck Sarah with your curtains:irked:
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Hi mate,

I haven't managed to get them to the dry cleaners as yet but it is on my to do list for this week so I will post and let you know how I got on.

I've not long finally got an email from the company I bought them from to let me know whether they are water or oil based (water)!

Thanks for the interest - watch this space lol!

xx
 

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Hi mate,

I haven't managed to get them to the dry cleaners as yet but it is on my to do list for this week so I will post and let you know how I got on.

I've not long finally got an email from the company I bought them from to let me know whether they are water or oil based (water)!

Thanks for the interest - watch this space lol!

xx
surgical spirit is brilliant for this. can get it from boots
 

sas21

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surgical spirit is brilliant for this. can get it from boots
Thanks for that.

I tried acetone on my voile panels but the heavy curtains are cream and lined and I am thinking that if I try anything like that on them then it will ruin them as it will just spread to the other layer and make it worse iykwim.

I will try the dry cleaners this week if I get time and see what they can do with them :rolleyes:

Thanks again for the reply.
 

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good luck sarah
keep me posted
 

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