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Old 01-26-2012, 07:39 AM  
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How can I take off paint off wood floors



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What kind of flooring is it?



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And, have you checked with the owner to see if it's OK to take the paint off the floor?

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And, have you checked with the owner to see if it's OK to take the paint off the floor?
Owner painted walls there are drips of paint so yes owner would like to take out. Paint thiner smell makes me sick.
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You could try a plastic scraper, they make plastic spatulas for drywall filler. Paint thinner would be used only with oil based paint and wouldn't help with dry paint.

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If the has a good poly urathane finish to it, you can try this. . . .
Get some 0000 extra fine steel wool. Dampen a small corner of the steel wool pad with a high grade furniture cleaner like "Scotts Liquid Gold" or similar. Im talking good stuff, not pledge or basic furniture polish. Or you can use a lemon oil furniture cleaner. Anyway, dampen a small corner of the steel wool with the cleaner and rub into the paint spatter on the wood floor.

Do it in a small test area first, I think you will see the splatter will rub right off. The extra fine steel wool will not harm the finish of the floor.



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