Removing paint spills from linoleum or vinyl floors—without damaging the surface—can be tricky. Start with dish soap and warm water, blotting up as much as possible. Remove stuck-on residue using a plastic scraper. Tough spills may require the use of a solvent like rubbing alcohol or mineral spirits, but apply these cautiously because excessive use can dull the floor's finish. For more stubborn drips, very gently rub away the spots using liquid floor wax and superfine steel wool.