04:21PM | 07/19/05
Member Since: 07/18/05
2 lifetime posts
We are redoing a room in our house and there

is old paint that was left in spot's on the

hardwood floor. Please help me get them off

without having to redo the floor's. I need a

simple remedy as I'm not able to do alot of

work. Thank You.



01:46PM | 07/23/05
Member Since: 03/26/05
33 lifetime posts
Hi there-

If it's oil based paint you will need to wipe the paint off (or rather gently scrub it off)with paint thinner on a piece of 0000 steel wool. VIP--KEEP YOUR WINDOWS OPEN AND AIR FLOW GOING! Be careful that you don't soften up the poly layer on the floor.

Hopefully it's latex, then all you have to do is dampen a terry towel with denatured alchohol and take it off. You needn't worry about taking off any of the floor finish with denatured alchohol either-it only effects water based products. You could also try using liberal amounts of Windex! Yes, really.


02:12AM | 07/24/05
Member Since: 07/18/05
2 lifetime posts
Hi MrsFauxster-Thank You for taking the time

to answer me back. I'm not sure the kind of

paint it is but hopefully it is latex and the Alchol or Yes even maybe Windex may work

I appreciate your help and hope you have a

Good Day! Happylady



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