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Acrylic paint won't come off - help?
« on: April 07, 2020, 05:38:48 PM »
I recently sunfaded a Melody, and was removing the paint covering her eyes and blush... but some of it just won't come off. I've scrubbed at it with rubbing alcohol and a magic eraser, but no luck. There's still a lot of stubborn little flecks.

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(I also managed to rub off what remained of her original blush, which sucks :()

What's the next best step? I'd rather not resort to chemicals right away.

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Re: Acrylic paint won't come off - help?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2020, 05:40:34 PM »
Acetone and/or nail polish remover and extra carefully remove the flakes ?

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Re: Acrylic paint won't come off - help?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2020, 06:23:42 PM »
It's going to be tough removing acrylic paint on top of acrylic paint. I've had some luck with marks on painted areas with non-acetone nail polish remover, but this can still remove the original paint. I wonder if using a toothpick would help scratch off some of it? It may still damage the paint beneath but at this point, there's not much I would bet on that wouldn't damage the original paint in some way.
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Re: Acrylic paint won't come off - help?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2020, 08:25:17 PM »
acetone works well but I advise you to be careful with it. You can also try nail polish remover with acetone if you don't want use the pure stuff.
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Re: Acrylic paint won't come off - help?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 01:47:16 AM »
If i understand correctly, you covered her eyes with acrylic paint while you sunfaded, and now want to remove that and keep her original paint?

If so, I would suggest soaking her head in water for a long time and then picking at it, like someone else suggested, with a toothpick.  If you try using acetone it will take her original paint right off unless you are INCREDIBLY careful.
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Re: Acrylic paint won't come off - help?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2020, 02:36:00 AM »
Oo, soaking it is an excellent idea!
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Re: Acrylic paint won't come off - help?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 01:08:26 PM »
When all else fails, I use my fingernails! The soaking is also a great idea! Best of luck - this is exactly the kind of situation that makes me scared to use paint when I sunfade! :yikes:
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Re: Acrylic paint won't come off - help?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2020, 03:39:55 PM »
Warm water should soften the acrylic paint..  Good luck!

 

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