|Participating in Seth's Altered Page "Buried Treasure" Post. This post received my highest hits ever so I know I'm not alone in paint disasters.|
|No more yellow paint! In my panic, I'd thought of painting it purple. Now I'm glad Jace talked me out of it.|
I called the Art Shack for genuine expertise and they tracked down the owner, artist Darlene Teahen, at home. She didn't promote any chemical experiments but said to use a dry brush and try to scrape it off. A hot washcloth could soften the paint if it won't scrape off. It was what I'd feared. I had to go the scraping route and scraping was likely to scar the fabric.
I didn't have the needed brush, so I tried an emery board. I massaged the spot with a gentle, circular motion. Wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles! It took it all off without roughing up the velvet!
It looks even better than the spot where I got wet white paint on the couch and wiped it up before it dried. The rubbing and the water from that mishap left the velvet nap all crushed.
I would much prefer not having acrylic accidents. This is a distinctly 'non-grown-up' problem. Regular 'grown ups' do not get paint on their sofas. Or upholstered chairs, or good clothes, or the floor, or the door, or the wall or in their hair or on the animals... Never mind. I'm hopeless.