I Primed The Floorboards. - Vehicles - Contractor Talk

I Primed The Floorboards.

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-29-2019, 09:25 PM   #1
Pro
 
MarkJames's Avatar
 
Trade: Handyman Services
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 9,523
Rewards Points: 16,217

I Primed The Floorboards.


Game time on wrapping up a bath remodel....

Let's say you dumped a 1/4 gallon of Bin 1-2-3 primer on the passenger side floor of a nice little SUV, black leather and interior, inside and out, that you happened to be driving today. After scooping and sponging for about an hour of your "oh [email protected]" Friday afternoon, what do you do Saturday morning? This sucks.

So, do I wait for it to dry and dump some black-tinted primer?
MarkJames is online now  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 03-29-2019, 09:32 PM   #2
Pro
 
tjbnwi's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cedar Tucky, Indiana
Posts: 10,357
Rewards Points: 452

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Replace the carpet.

Tom

Advertisement

tjbnwi is offline  
Old 03-29-2019, 09:36 PM   #3
Capra aegagrus

 
Tinstaafl's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 23,405
Rewards Points: 86

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Ouch. I'd probably start with nursing a massive hangover.

The critical thing is to get it mopped up as much as possible before it dries. Wifey suggests taking it to a really good detailer [before it dries].

Depending on the vintage, ownership, and relationship, suicide may be a viable option.
Tinstaafl is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Tinstaafl For This Useful Post:
rrk (03-30-2019), TheConstruct (03-29-2019)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-29-2019, 09:37 PM   #4
Pro
 
MarkJames's Avatar
 
Trade: Handyman Services
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 9,523
Rewards Points: 16,217

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Quote:
Originally Posted by tjbnwi View Post
Replace the carpet.

Tom
Not before I try some black product. Ain't nobody got any time for dis.
MarkJames is online now  
Old 03-29-2019, 09:47 PM   #5
Pro
 
tjbnwi's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cedar Tucky, Indiana
Posts: 10,357
Rewards Points: 452

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkJames View Post
Not before I try some black product. Ain't nobody got any time for dis.
Then don't waste your time, order the carpet install when it arrives. Saves the cluster phuck trying the blacken it.

Tom
tjbnwi is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to tjbnwi For This Useful Post:
rrk (03-30-2019)
Old 03-29-2019, 10:11 PM   #6
Punching above his weight
 
Easy Gibson's Avatar
 
Trade: Gun for hire.
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Best seat at the table
Posts: 7,825
Rewards Points: 14,468

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Damn man, sorry to hear this.

Why it was just this past week that I was stealing my wife's car and loading it with paint equipment to get to a job. It could have been me.

If I've learned anything in my young adulthood though it's that you should at least ask a pro what it would cost. I've been shocked to find several things that I'd always heard were "way too expensive," or "would cost more than buying new," aren't actually that much money.

It might be that, depending on where you oops'd, you could get away with getting some new carpet put down that will look better than darkening the existing, and won't be that hard on the wallet.

Worth a call. Good luck. Oof.
Easy Gibson is offline  
Old 03-29-2019, 10:37 PM   #7
LRG WoodCrafting

 
Leo G's Avatar
 
Trade: Maker of Fine Sawdust
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Posts: 41,035
Rewards Points: 2,941

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Just admit you're screwed.

Order another carpet.

Install it when it comes in.

Bin 123 ain't coming out.
__________________
Sawdust Follows Me Everywhere
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
Sanding is the bane of my existence
WWG1WGA

Quote:
Originally Posted by HusqyPro View Post
Carpenter by day.
Mad scientist by night.
http://lrgwood.com
Custom Cabinets in Hartford County Connecticut
Leo G is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Leo G For This Useful Post:
cedarboarder (03-29-2019)
Old 03-29-2019, 10:45 PM   #8
Pro
 
Big Johnson's Avatar
 
Trade: Contractor Grunt
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,370
Rewards Points: 280

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkJames View Post
Game time on wrapping up a bath remodel....

Let's say you dumped a 1/4 gallon of Bin 1-2-3 primer on the passenger side floor of a nice little SUV, black leather and interior, inside and out, that you happened to be driving today. After scooping and sponging for about an hour of your "oh [email protected]" Friday afternoon, what do you do Saturday morning? This sucks.

So, do I wait for it to dry and dump some black-tinted primer?
Paint it.


https://www.colorbondpaint.com/colle...t-refinisher-2
Big Johnson is offline  
Old 03-29-2019, 11:36 PM   #9
test
 
cedarboarder's Avatar
 
Trade: General
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: BC Bring Cash
Posts: 2,857
Rewards Points: 1,394

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


could claim this on insurance?
good story. a guy was rear ended and had some milk spilt on the carpet. Insurance company left if for days and the stink started. Instead of trying to clean it up... they wrote the truck off valued at about 8k.
no way to get the smell out they said didnt even try.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
cedarboarder is online now  
Old 03-30-2019, 06:38 AM   #10
Pro
 
MarkJames's Avatar
 
Trade: Handyman Services
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 9,523
Rewards Points: 16,217

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Quote:
Originally Posted by tjbnwi View Post
Then don't waste your time, order the carpet install when it arrives. Saves the cluster phuck trying the blacken it.

Tom
I figure that if dump some black paint and drive around a bit, my coverage will be perfect. One coat job.

The carpet job would be a bear.

For the record, it's an '05 Merury Mariner we just bought for my niece as her first car. Low mileage and very clean...except for this.

Last edited by MarkJames; 03-30-2019 at 06:42 AM.
MarkJames is online now  
Old 03-30-2019, 07:05 AM   #11
90%-er
 
onmywayup's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Southeast Michigan
Posts: 1,110
Rewards Points: 2,208

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkJames View Post
I figure that if dump some black paint and drive around a bit, my coverage will be perfect. One coat job.

The carpet job would be a bear.

For the record, it's an '05 Merury Mariner we just bought for my niece as her first car. Low mileage and very clean...except for this.
Oh well then forget it. Tint and return. Still nicer than the first car I ever owned.
onmywayup is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to onmywayup For This Useful Post:
Easy Gibson (03-30-2019)
Old 03-30-2019, 07:19 AM   #12
John the Builder
 
SmallTownGuy's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter/Builder Professional Painter
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Oxford, MI
Posts: 16,927
Rewards Points: 5,948

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


ammonia.
__________________
All my Life loving Hippie friends turned into soul-sucking Conservatives - or died. Same difference.
"Mornin' ladies, my goodness don't you look happy. Must be cuttin' somebody up pretty good." - Andy Griffiths
SmallTownGuy is online now  
Old 03-30-2019, 07:25 AM   #13
Pro
 
MarkJames's Avatar
 
Trade: Handyman Services
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 9,523
Rewards Points: 16,217

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Quote:
Originally Posted by SmallTownGuy View Post
ammonia.
How? Pour and scrub?
MarkJames is online now  
Old 03-30-2019, 07:36 AM   #14
John the Builder
 
SmallTownGuy's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter/Builder Professional Painter
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Oxford, MI
Posts: 16,927
Rewards Points: 5,948

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkJames View Post
How? Pour and scrub?
yup.

After, flood with water and suck it out with a shop vac.

PS:BIN and 1-2-3 are diff products.

But the ammonia is der schitzel.


Test an area. Don't be surprised if it cuts the color on the carpet.

Hey, we bought a nice condo for an income property. Had high end beige berber. Trouble was the guy who rented it before, worked in a factory and ground greasy dirt into berber.

Did as outlined, it was beautiful. After 3 days, ammonia smell 100 percent gone too.


This is not my trick: My favorite production painters used to always soak their oil trim brushes in straight ammonia, clean out their airless with it too. Back then, I used 1-2-3 for prime on all trim. Produces a **** ing sweet finish when topped with oil, but all that is a pita to clean up.

And they actually cut the 1-2-3 with ammonia. Why? Because its cheaper than thinner.


But I digress.
__________________
All my Life loving Hippie friends turned into soul-sucking Conservatives - or died. Same difference.
"Mornin' ladies, my goodness don't you look happy. Must be cuttin' somebody up pretty good." - Andy Griffiths
SmallTownGuy is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to SmallTownGuy For This Useful Post:
MarkJames (03-30-2019)
Old 03-30-2019, 07:42 AM   #15
Pro
 
MarkJames's Avatar
 
Trade: Handyman Services
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 9,523
Rewards Points: 16,217

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Good catch...Zinsser 1-2-3-. (The can of bin shellac is still intact.)
MarkJames is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to MarkJames For This Useful Post:
Easy Gibson (03-30-2019)
Old 03-30-2019, 07:58 AM   #16
Radical Basement Dweller
 
Robie's Avatar
 
Trade: Whatever needs to be made or repaired
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 15,769
Rewards Points: 3,042

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


I'd be asking...roller or brush?
__________________
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain
Robie is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Robie For This Useful Post:
SmallTownGuy (03-31-2019)
Old 03-30-2019, 08:01 AM   #17
Pro
 
Idothat's Avatar
 
Trade: Home improvement of all types
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Richmond va
Posts: 1,086
Rewards Points: 120

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Take it to a self serve car wash and gack up their vac and not yours.
Idothat is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Idothat For This Useful Post:
MarkJames (03-30-2019)
Old 03-30-2019, 08:03 AM   #18
Pro
 
MarkJames's Avatar
 
Trade: Handyman Services
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 9,523
Rewards Points: 16,217

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Idothat View Post
Take it to a self serve car wash and gack up their vac and not yours.
I was thinking about that, but I have a sacrificial wet-van that's been waiting to be called up.
MarkJames is online now  
Old 03-30-2019, 08:44 AM   #19
Pro
 
hdavis's Avatar
 
Trade: remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CoastalME
Posts: 24,534
Rewards Points: 1,136

Re: I Primed The Floorboards.


Too Gone is safe for carpets. It's a relatively gentle cleaner in the world of strippers. Keep the doors open, it has a low flash point. You can use it to soften up the paint and get the pile loose with a stiff brush.

Ammonia will strip many paints and coatings. I also will react with some types of carpet fibers causing a color change and making them become slightly brittle if left on too long.

TSP will also remove latex paint, but it works slowly and will rust metal, plus it's hard to rinse out.

Denatured alcohol will dissolve latex, but I've only used this on a terry cloth to lighten shadowing as a final treatment. Carpet safe.

Something like this, I start with Goo Gone and use a brush that's similar to the prickly tops on carpet stain remover spray can caps to get it broken up. Let it soak, spray and scrub again. Keep doing that periodically until it's broken up. Then get serious about getting the paint out, which will take floodung.

Yes, ammonia is cheap and fast for flooding.

Advertisement

hdavis is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to hdavis For This Useful Post:
MarkJames (03-30-2019)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mildew on primed millwork Mallochtaylor Painting & Finish Work 2 09-02-2015 11:49 PM
Drywall Patch Flashes Through Paint BobbyCA Painting & Finish Work 18 05-04-2013 07:04 AM
Primed pine moldings EMINNYS Carpentry 25 02-13-2013 05:52 AM
Sanding primed walls Joshburns Painting & Finish Work 8 02-07-2011 01:34 AM
Aura 'pulls' on primed wood Jeff Green Painting & Finish Work 7 02-11-2010 09:55 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?