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#1 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:14 PM

I've seen art departments use Streaks and Tips for years to dress down/distress
everything from cars to windows to all sorts of surfaces and was always told that it's
so useful because it comes off easily but I guess that I've never been around to see
that part.

I sprayed part of my kitchen wall, a regular painted wall, with some Streaks and Tips
for a quick pick -up shot that needed a grimier wall than was there. I thought that it
would simply wash off but so far I've scrubbed it and it's still visible. Anybody
know about this?
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#2 Lana Loukota

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:41 PM

Try using "Mr. Clean Magic eraser". They're these disposable sponges that remove stains from hard-to-clean surfaces, and they work wonderfully on painted walls. I've never tried to take off "Streaks and Tips", but I have baby brothers :) I've 'tested' it on crayon and permanent markers drawings, and it works well, even with white paint... but don't scrub too much or the paint may also begin to come off. (that takes a WHOLE lot, though)
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#3 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:25 AM

Try using "Mr. Clean Magic eraser". They're these disposable sponges that remove stains from hard-to-clean surfaces, and they work wonderfully on painted walls. I've never tried to take off "Streaks and Tips", but I have baby brothers :) I've 'tested' it on crayon and permanent markers drawings, and it works well, even with white paint... but don't scrub too much or the paint may also begin to come off. (that takes a WHOLE lot, though)



Thanks, Lana, that's great. If these sponges work on permanent markers then they must be good.
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