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20th July 2012, 10:31 PM
Well it's more like he has been using his face as a paint brush - we have been doing some painting at home, and managed to keep Trapper and Bosco away, but somehow Trapper managed to escape and rub his face on our bright red door, so he now looks like he has been gorging himself on a dead animal :(
It's gloss paint,so won't wash off. We would normally use something like white spirits to clean the paint off our own skin, but I'm not sure if that would be a good idea for a dog, especially as the paint is on the side of his muzzle between his nose and his mouth.
Do you think I should just let it wear away naturally, or is there something else I can do -safely- to remove the paint?

20th July 2012, 10:57 PM
Hummmmmmm, paint the other side to match? :jmp:

20th July 2012, 11:07 PM

20th July 2012, 11:23 PM
Awe...hahaha....Vincent Van Dog-h!!
I honestly don't know what you could use to remove it "safely". It is so close to his sweet little eyes I would be afraid of anything harsh. Could call the Vet and ask them.

21st July 2012, 09:56 PM
He obviously decided to go one up on everyone else and become a QUAD COLOUR!!

It's amazing how they seem to be into all sorts of mischief :(

I found this:

Work salad oil, petroleum jelly, or even peanut butter into the fur with your fingers to break down clumps of paint and then try pulling the paint out with your fingers. Remove excess oil with a paper towel.

Wash your pet with dog or baby shampoo after removing the paint. This will remove any residue paint and oils from the fur to reduce irritation.

Repeat as needed. If the paint is difficult to get out, as the fur begins to separate, the paint will loosen, but you will needed to repeat these steps until all paint has been removed to prevent your pet from trying to clean the paint themselves and ingesting it.

Remove the piece of fur by shaving or trimming it off with scissors if the paint will not come out.

Contact your veterinarian immediately if your dog has a reaction to the paint, has ingested paint, or if the paint covers sensitive parts of their body such as their eyes or inside their ears.

***Never use acetone, paint thinner, paint remover, or other chemicals as they can cause permanent liver and kidney damage and are extremely harmful to animals.***

Difficult to cut with it being on his face and I think he would remove the peanut butter as fast as you could get it on!! I would go for vegetable oil or similar personally. Afterwards wash with a no tears formula baby shampoo in case it goes in his eyes

22nd July 2012, 09:17 PM
HAHAHA! My dog did the same thing when we were painting our living room. Only he got the paint on his back. We just left it and eventually it came off on its own.

22nd July 2012, 11:08 PM
Thanks for all that info Nicki. Most of the paint has disappeared now without me needing to use anything on it , there's just a touch of red left -enough to make it look like he's bleeding :(
But he's ok!!

Super Princess
23rd July 2012, 12:00 AM
hahaha i thoguht this was going to be a topic where trapper had actually painted you a pciture. (youve seen elephants do it!) how awesome would that be to hang on the wall 'yup my dog painted it..beautiful hey?"

thats so funny though so cute.