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Question DetailsAsked on 3/10/2017

Is there any way to remove egg from flat painted walls? 1 part white vinegar and 1 part cold water didn't work.

The paint comes off if I scrub too much but the stain has seeped through to the old paint. Is there anything that will break down the stain in any way or am I going to need to repaint?

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You have to let it soak for 1/2 hour or so for it to work, and the vinegar and cold water (I prefer warm but not hot as that can "cook" the egg in) should have a bit of liquid dish soap in it to promote breakdown of the oils and to act as a surfactant to make sure it penetrates - but if imbedded in the paint (especially with flat, which has basically no stain resistance) then you need an alkaline degreaser like Formula 409 or Formula 505, or Zep - again, letting it soak in to dissolve the grease and egg white proteins. Or an enzyme cleaner like from Simple Green (though I don't find the "green" cleaners to work as well).


I would suspect that by the time you get it out, you will have a noticeable change in appearance in the contaminated area - so likely to need a touchup with Kilz primer (to trap in any remnant oil), then paint touchup.

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