- 7 years ago
- Wedding: February 2010
Ok, so before you read this, here is a disclaimer: I DO understand the importance of removing rings before big household projects! So I already know that what I did yesterday was epically stupid!!
I got blue spray paint IN MY RING! (oh, I’m groaning inside just typing this.)
Yesterday I wanted to do some touch up work on something using spray enamel and a brush. when I do this, it’s usually about as easy as painting my nails. I don’t know about you, but I don’t take my rings off to paint my nails, so this project didn’t seem to be very any more difficult or messy. so, I was spraying some paint into a cup. Something happened, I fumbled the cup, and spilled the paint into my left hand!
The thing about spray paint is that it’s not water soluble. So I did the only thing I could think of, out of total desperation– nail polish remover. I know, I KNOW. We should not be putting scary chemicals on the ring if we do not know what it’s going to do to the white gold. But I was desperate! I didn’t want the paint to dry, and I only had seconds to think about it, and water was not going to work.
Well, anyway, after scrubbing the damn ring with a toothbrush and nail polish remover, I’m happy to report that the acetone did not harm the metal at all. it’s 100% fine. But there is still a very faint blue-ish tint to the ring, so that means there must have been some paint that got inside of the setting that I couldn’t reach with my brush. So, I’m taking it to the jeweler. They’ll probably have to take the stone out to clean it! I’m kicking myself super hard. I’m sure it’s not going to be cheap :/ thank goodness there is only one stone do deal with and not a whole bunch of them!
So ladies–don’t be like me! Even though I was totally sure that this was NOT going to be a messy project, it turned out to be a catastrophe!