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    after a drunken night last night, lead to to a huge strain on the wall of our kitchen (university halls) and today trying to clean that stain with a scouring pad has caused the paint to come off (magnolia type colour). anyone know a quick fix for this? preferably not involving buying paint as its about 1 hour trek away.

    any home made alternatives for a quick fix?

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    hang a picture or poster over over it??

    Original Poster Banned

    the sedge

    hang a picture or poster over over it??



    already have, but we've got a inspection this week! also the poster looks really out of place as its 3/4th down a wall
    Edited by: "rambo3" 19th Feb 2011

    So paint has come off and you're asking if there's a way to put paint back on the wall, without painting it?

    They really do let anyone in uni nowadays......

    gotta be paint then. could find the caretaker /janitor and drop him a fiver to do it for you. well maybe a fiver and a few beers.

    sancho1983

    So paint has come off and you're asking if there's a way to put paint … So paint has come off and you're asking if there's a way to put paint back on the wall, without painting it? They really do let anyone in uni nowadays......



    Was thinking exactly the same, what suggestions were they expecting?

    When the inspectors come round get a few friends round and stand in front of it, I'm sure it won't look at all suspicious.

    Original Poster Banned

    sancho1983

    So paint has come off and you're asking if there's a way to put paint … So paint has come off and you're asking if there's a way to put paint back on the wall, without painting it? They really do let anyone in uni nowadays......



    wow what a stupid reply, i already said i preferably dont want to trek 1 hour to get the paint.

    greg_68

    Was thinking exactly the same, what suggestions were they expecting?



    dunno but we make a few things up like mix some flour and lager with a bit of veg oil should do it.

    Original Poster Banned

    was looking for a homemade solution to white paint (no stupid ideas please) just because removing the paint has caused the plaster to be shown and its quite striking.

    going out for abit now, will be back later. Hope this doesn't turn in to a epic thread.

    Any cupboards or fridge that could be put in front of it, how big is this stain?

    knock a few doors in local house and tell you are doing an assignment and need some free paint but must be magnolia, someone might give enough to do it.

    rambo3

    was looking for a homemade solution to white paint (no stupid ideas … was looking for a homemade solution to white paint (no stupid ideas please) just because removing the paint has caused the plaster to be shown and its quite striking.going out for abit now, will be back later. Hope this doesn't turn in to a epic thread.



    lol, a home made solution?! 1 part water, 2 parts flour and 5 parts of hope is my suggestion!

    rambo3

    wow what a stupid reply, i already said i preferably dont want to trek 1 … wow what a stupid reply, i already said i preferably dont want to trek 1 hour to get the paint.



    says the person who tried to remove a stain with a scouring pad...lol

    have you got white paint?

    rambo3

    wow what a stupid reply, i already said i preferably dont want to trek 1 … wow what a stupid reply, i already said i preferably dont want to trek 1 hour to get the paint.



    So what did you think you were going to have to do? Take the rest of the paint off the wall so that it all looks the same???

    rambo3

    was looking for a homemade solution to white paint (no stupid ideas … was looking for a homemade solution to white paint (no stupid ideas please) just because removing the paint has caused the plaster to be shown and its quite striking. going out for abit now, will be back later. Hope this doesn't turn in to a epic thread.




    While your out you better get some magnolia paint X)..........only solution i think , unless like greg suggested you have a unit/cupboard to put there .

    must have an art studio, go and get one of the students and make then dinner if they can cover it up.?

    Even uni halls must have at least a few coats of paint on the walls, find an undamaged section of wall large enough and simply peel a coat from there. Apply it to the affected area and job done! (_;)

    Every year the exam results come out and it's record pass levels, they say it's not the dumbing down of education, then threads like this turn up.....

    dh058977

    Even uni halls must have at least a few coats of paint on the walls, find … Even uni halls must have at least a few coats of paint on the walls, find an undamaged section of wall large enough and simply peel a coat from there. Apply it to the affected area and job done! (_;)



    Most sensible answer so far X).........now why didnt i think of that, lol

    I'm beginning to think Levis24 isn't on here anymore because he maybe at uni.

    Op, perhaps take it as a life lesson. If you do something stupid then the consequence is you have to spend an hour getting some paint

    why dont you just tell the inspector what happened? i mean you opened a baked beans/tuna/cooked meat can and the contents had gone off so it exploded on the wall and you cleaned it trying to do your best?
    happened to me once..and covered the wall ceiling and furniture! whats the worse they can do?

    chillyyyy

    im a painter 24 years and counting,please let me know another way aronud … im a painter 24 years and counting,please let me know another way aronud the problem if u do find one, other than having to paint the wall,id be really interested.oh by the way if u do find its paint the wall time do remmeber to protect the carpet otherwise u,ll be asking for advice on how to clean paint from it lol good luck

    Tippex it, lol

    plumberman01

    why dont you just tell the inspector what happened? i mean you opened a … why dont you just tell the inspector what happened? i mean you opened a baked beans/tuna/cooked meat can and the contents had gone off so it exploded on the wall and you cleaned it trying to do your best?happened to me once..and covered the wall ceiling and furniture! whats the worse they can do?



    Errm take money out of your deposit! Most likely alot more than the cost of a tin of paint and an hours walk.

    An hour away? Do you not have any supermarkets, b&m, wilkos closer than a hour away as they all sell paint too. Also you should only need a tester paint pot, but I would suggest getting 2 shades to make sure you have the closest match.

    Also a long mirror would do the trick if you have one to cover it.

    cornstarch and water! Won't be perfect, so as soon as the inspecter walks in start complaining about badly painted walls.

    troll...................yawn!

    Marina

    cornstarch and water! Won't be perfect, so as soon as the inspecter walks … cornstarch and water! Won't be perfect, so as soon as the inspecter walks in start complaining about badly painted walls.



    Sounds yummy!

    Schoolboy error using the scouring pad otherwise my suggestion of staining the whole wall would of worked a treat.

    dh058977

    Sounds yummy!



    If any left, can also be eaten then

    rambo3

    Hope this doesn't turn in to a epic thread.


    I shouldn't worry...

    Marina

    If any left, can also be eaten then



    Or you could lick the walls oO

    dh058977

    Errm take money out of your deposit! Most likely alot more than the cost … Errm take money out of your deposit! Most likely alot more than the cost of a tin of paint and an hours walk.



    hes in halls...if i recall corectly worse things happen in halls lol

    Marina

    cornstarch and water! Won't be perfect, so as soon as the inspecter walks … cornstarch and water! Won't be perfect, so as soon as the inspecter walks in start complaining about badly painted walls.



    Don't think he's likely to have that much cornstarch unless he really likes making gravy!?

    Walk to the shop.

    plumberman01

    hes in halls...if i recall corectly worse things happen in halls lol



    They do but you cover it up / repair it before an inspection!

    Walking to the shop will help with the hangover and allow you time to reflect on why you thought using a scouring pad would be a sensible move.

    Banned

    The answer is simple. Create a distraction. Smash some windows, maybe maim a couple of fellow students and arrange them on the floor in various poses, draw a white line on the floor that looks like someone has recently been murdered, get loads of dead flies and vermin and throw them at the landlord when he comes over for the inspection.

    Or stop being so lazy and get the bloody paint!

    If you order over £10 of stuff on Toolstation you get free next day delivery which might save you a trip depending on when the inspection is....
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