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05:00PM | 07/15/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
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What kind of paint?Are you trying to strip the yub or remove dripped or spilled paint from the tub?


04:00AM | 07/16/03
Member Since: 07/13/03
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I have no idea... it is a flat paint and the whole tub was painted at one time... since then, it is peeling and flaking....


04:01AM | 07/16/03
Member Since: 07/13/03
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so sorry, I am wanting to remove all of the paint from the tub if possible...


06:30PM | 07/27/03
Member Since: 07/26/03
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Please let me know how the situation with your porcelain tub comes out... my husband and I are in the EXACT same predicament... 75-year old house, peeling tub. It's making me crazy. Thanks!


04:22PM | 08/03/03
Member Since: 07/11/00
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You can strip your porcelain tub usingthe PEEL AWAY 7 product which is a safe remover . Visit the web site at for more info


03:00PM | 08/04/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
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What do you plan on doing with the tub when you are finished because I have a few ideas.
You could use a nice scraper not an elcheapo scraper that has 2 bldes looking thing the scraper that works is from red devil and is a 1 bladed scraper and will do the job but may scratch the tub,so this is why need to know what your plans are to repaint or what?


04:36PM | 08/05/03
Member Since: 07/13/03
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Thanks! Are you sure that peelaway product is safe going down the drain and for Gas homes? I will start this in about a month and keep everyone posted. I would take any suggestions on the tub and what to do with it....


11:10AM | 08/27/09
Member Since: 08/26/09
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I am trying to remove flat latex paint that was spilled into tub


06:09PM | 08/27/09
Member Since: 07/28/02
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I would think that a sponge and some soft scrub would remove it, or maybe just really hot water.


01:59PM | 09/28/17
Two years and ten cat paw marks and I'm still scrubbing.


02:45PM | 10/01/17
Member Since: 10/01/17
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I also had the same issue with my tub. I figured it out that it was a wall paint. My idea was using a baby oil or vegetable oil, it worked, tho, but not that easy.

Then I changed the tool with a paint thinner and a fabric, and the paint can easily be removed only with a gentle rub. It was stinky - but works very well. :)

You can read more about paint removing in this post:

Hope this helps!


12:35PM | 12/11/19
Is a power washer bad for porcelain? Also trying to remove pelling paint


08:46PM | 01/10/20
You can remove dried latex paint with liquid fabric softener and a coarse cloth. Heating the fabric softener in a small bowl in the microwave as warm as you can stand it, then letting it set on the paint spot a few minutes to soften it up, will make it go faster.
To remove dried latex and some oil paints on metal hardware, or plastic switch-plates, or covers, just soak it in boiling water for a few minutes and it will scrape right off. Adding vinegar to the water helps some scrape off easier.


08:48PM | 01/10/20
You can also scrape dried paint or caulk off of porcelain or ceramic with a new/sharp razor blade.

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