Advice 1: How to clean latex paint

Latex paint is one of the fastest and convenient ways to give your ceiling and walls a neat finished appearance. However, after repair always remain small spots and stains on the furniture, floor and other surrounding objects. If you do not know exactly how to remove them, read carefully – this information is especially for you.
How to clean latex paint
You will need
  • water, a rag, newspaper or paper, acetone, construction solvent for latex paint, putty knife.
While working with latex paint, be careful. If some drops fall on furniture, carpets or other objects scour them immediately, without waiting for drying. Just made the spot it is always easier to bring, remember this. If the paint got on the fabric, clothing or carpet in no case do not RUB it with solvents. Immediately remove excess paint with a dry newspaper or paper, and what is left on the surface, rinse thoroughly with water. The fact that latex paint is perfectly water soluble, so with careful rinsing well washed from the surface of fabrics and carpets.
Dried paint stains behave differently. If you are not able to detect some traces of vodoemulsionki immediately after their contact with the surface, you must first soften the dried layer with water. If the size of the spots or streaks large, put it on top of a damp cloth and leave for 20-30 minutes. Small spots can you just wet with water. After some time, the stain will soften and it will be easy to remove using a normal cloth, a brush or just gently scrape off with a spatula.
Very carefully remove the ink stains from linoleum or wood flooring, as you may damage the surface with solvent to scratch or abrasive material. First, try to rinse the stain with plenty of water and rag. Please note that to apply the solvent (in this case water) to the surface of the paint impossible. If you persist in this, the solvent may help the paint to penetrate deeper into the surface of your floor. So it's best just to rinse the stain with plenty of water. Very old, fossilized stains from vodoemulsionki well rubbed with a special construction of the usual solvents and acetone.
If you're trying to scrub the paint from linoleum or wood flooring using a chemical solvent or acetone, pre-try wiping a small area in the place which is hidden from prying eyes. Often solvents disrupt the structure flooring and can leave on the site of the ink spots is not less ugly stain, to remove which it would be impossible.
Useful advice
The largest number of paint spots is near the capacity in which it is stored, that is why, even if you work very carefully, put a bucket or tray you have on the newspaper or cardboard.

Advice 2: How to remove latex paint

Latex or latex paint (common name – vodoemulsionka) is an aqueous suspension of pigments and binders that do not dissolve, in a state of suspension. After painting as the evaporation of the water components form a waterproof coating. Since the basis is water, the paint does not smell and do not contain toxic solvents. But in the case of repairs and replacement of old paint, remove it from the surface is difficult. How to do it?
How to remove latex paint
Very unstable to moisture you have is a paint based on polyvinyl acetate (PVA). A surface painted with such painteasily washed with a sponge with soapy water.
If the paint is produced based on acrylic resins, it is resistant to water and soap solutions. This paint can be succeeded only mechanically with a spatula, or flap disc on the angle grinder (angular grinding machine). This method is suitable and if necessary clean the large surface. In this embodiment, the suitable belt sander.
Another option is mechanical removal with a wide spatula involves pre-wrapping the cleaned area Newspapers, and as the glue needed to cook the starch paste with the consistency of liquid sour cream. After drying of the paste paint along with the Newspapers to remove easier. Less cheap, but more simple variation of this option involves instead of glue, use Wallpaper glue.
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The paint can be removed with chisels. It's a slow and tedious method, but the paint clean the surface can be very efficiently and not producing excessive noise.
With the construction of the dryer section it is possible to rock the place with old color, gradually helping with a spatula. This method is suitable for paints based on acrylic resins.
You can use a special wash on a chemical basis. When the remover is applied on the surface area that needs to be cleaned, it begins to soak into the paint and destroy it. Can be applied with a brush with natural bristles and no plastic parts.
The washes contain harsh substances, organic solvents, acids. Thanks to them, the paint changes its original structure, there is no negative impact on the surface under the paint. Produced such work if possible, ventilate the room. Be careful not to inhale a couple of washes, they are toxic.

Advice 3: How to clean linoleum

Linoleum is a practical and fairly affordable flooring. However, it does have a few drawbacks. First, if the floor is cleaned poorly, on the linoleum visible stains, and secondly, various stains from accidentally spilled medicines or other dyes is quite difficult to withdraw from its surface. To the flooring that lasts a long time, for it needs careful care.
How to clean linoleum
Need dry cleaning linoleum broom or vacuum cleaner before you begin wet cleaning.
Wash the linoleum is warm but not hot water with a neutral cleaner. After washing, Polish the coating with a dry soft cloth for the floor. Read the composition used for the care of linoleum tools. He hates soda, alcohol and various acids.
Try to apply known folk remedy to add Shine to linoleum. Cool the water in which potatoes are cooked; it must be unsalted. Use it to wipe the floor.
Get stains from iodine, coffee, or a children's felt-tip pen with linoleum you will help kerosene, gasoline or turpentine. All these substances are harmful to the coating, so they must be used in minimal quantities, slightly dropping on a soft cloth and gently wiping the stain.
Bring back the old linoleum to its former glory using a mixture of water and milk in the ratio 1:1. After the wash make a polished cover special care products sold in stores household chemicals.
Remove white residue from linoleum with the help of funds for the destruction of plaque in the bathroom, such as Cif, Silit, etc. you Can gently clean the most soiled powders like Comet or pemolyuks. Simple contamination is removed by simply washing with the addition of funds Mr. Proper, Mr. Muscle etc.
If contamination is very strong and not give in to any influences, try to prepare the following composition: mix 200 grams of vodka, a bit of Comet powder and a liter of water. Wipe these composition problem areas, then rinse the floor with clean water.
Try not to scratch the linoleum, legs of furniture or other sharp objects, avoid contact with the coating burning cigarettes or matches, put at the entrance to the house mats.
Use a vacuum cleaner for cleaning textured linoleum, the pattern of which is clogged with dirt.

Advice 4: Than to wash the linoleum after repair

Elimination of consequences of residential repair – quite troublesome task. It is particularly difficult to clean up the linoleum and peel it off spray paint, mortar or whitewash. Enhance the effect of the use of detergents will help some substances widely used in everyday life.
Cleaning linoleum
The situation when washed after the repair linoleum tarnish, again covered with a white coating and stains from the wash, or lose brightness of color, unfortunately, occurs quite often. This means that when cleaning used or aggressive household chemicals, or detergents did not meet the requirements of the care of such flooring.

Plaque removal from cement mixtures

Primary washing of the linoleum from the traces of plaster, painting or priming is carried out with clean warm water with a small addition in a bucket of soap and 5-6 tablespoons of regular table salt. It is not recommended to wash the floors with very hot water – this leads to the fact that the linoleum is losing its luster and brightness.

As an alternative, a detergent is not less effective in dealing with white splotches and a touch is potassium permanganate. A small amount of potassium permanganate is added to a bucket of warm water, stir until dissolved. The water in the bucket it is recommended to change as often as you can, otherwise get rid of white stains on the linoleum will not work. Together with water every time it is desirable to change the cloth for washing floors.

If the contamination resulting from fixation are not amenable to washing with salt and potassium permanganate in a bucket of water, you can add a small amount of kerosene. This composition effectively removes traces of cement mixtures, but leaves a rather sharp odor. To neutralize the smell of kerosene helps wash the linoleum with water, which added a few tablespoons of ordinary vinegar.

Once the flooring is clean washed, it is dried and thoroughly rubbed with a woolen cloth dipped in linseed oil or linseed oil – this returns the linoleum Shine. If there is no oil or linseed oil, to give freshness and brightness to the coating a mixture of milk and water, taken in equal quantities.

Removing traces of paint

To remove linoleum stains of paint not recommended to use baking soda and alkaline detergent for removal of paint coatings – these funds not only have a negative impact on the appearance flooring, but also make it fragile and brittle.

If the paint is still quite fresh, they can be moistened with vegetable oil to soften, and then try to remove by mechanical means – using a narrow trowel or stiff brush. All manipulations for the removal of paint is necessary to spend carefully to avoid scratching the linoleum.

Dried paint is removed by means of solvents: white spirit, "646", etc., but in this case it is recommended to test the colour of the floor covering at an inconspicuous area. A cotton pad soaked in solvent, is applied for a time to a stain, then layers scour it clean with a dry cloth. After removal of traces of paint floor covering clean wipe with a damp cloth, dried and coated with a special mastic linoleum or linseed oil.
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