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Removing ink stains.

perspexacityperspexacity Registered User regular
edited June 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Biro leaked onto the wooden bookshelf--scratching away the top layer with a key hasn't made the stain any less obvious. =( Landlord's coming to check the room tomorrow, and he's reportedly rather obsessive about the slightest layer of dust, according to a flatmate. Gah. Can anyone help?

"I will cut out the part you most desire."
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    I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    if it's soaked into the wood the best thing to do aesthetically is probably just going to be paint over it

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    perspexacityperspexacity Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    It's unpainted wood, and I don't think the landlord will appreciate me repainting bits of the room...

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    I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    is it a kind of wood that can't be mimicked with paint or cover patches they sell at the hardware store? because if it's somethign that leaked through, it's in the board now

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    perspexacityperspexacity Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    So... sandpaper won't work?

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    I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    So... sandpaper won't work?
    not if it's not sealed off. if it's the kind of wood that would allow something to be absorbed into it as opposed to just on then the ink is part of the wood. you could sand it but if he's gonna notice the ink stain he'll certainly notice a crater

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    EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Can you turn the shelf upside down?

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    Aurora BorealisAurora Borealis runs and runs and runs away BrooklynRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Repainting might not help anyway even if you could do that. Ink has a habit of seeping through paint from underneath.
    You might turn the shelf upside down or put a book over it to hide it. Or you might just have to come clean and say that ink spilled and it was an accident.

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    perspexacityperspexacity Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Thanks for your advice. Toothpaste of all things helped. In any case the landlord didn't seem to mind and gave me the whole deposit back. \o/

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    Aurora BorealisAurora Borealis runs and runs and runs away BrooklynRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Glad that worked out!

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