moving in a rental that has paint on floors

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  1. Jan 26, 2012 #1

    my4boys

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    How can I take off paint off wood floors
     
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    What kind of flooring is it?
     
  3. Jan 27, 2012 #3

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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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    Owner painted walls there are drips of paint so yes owner would like to take out. Paint thiner smell makes me sick.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2012 #5

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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.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2012 #6

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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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