It is inevitable that when you paint a room no matter how careful you are painting always seems to get on the floor. So, what happens when you’ve managed to get paint on the floor and you don’t find out about it until it’s already dried? My Arlington Painter paints interior rooms, exterior homes, commercial and residential areas so we have seen our share of dried paint in areas where it shouldn’t be. We will walk you through how to get dried paint off the carpet, tile, and wood flooring.
This seems to be one of the most dreaded places for paint to dry because if not done properly it can discolor your carpet permanently. There are two different types of paint that we will go over. One is the water soluble and the other acrylic.
Wood and Tile
Often these can be cleaned the same way when there is dry paint on them. Taking a blade tool that you can use with precision, gently scrape off as much as you can when it’s on wood. If you’re worried that you’re going to ruin the wood with a metal blade, then you can always give it a go with a plastic putty knife or edge of a credit card. Make sure that you go with the grain and not against the grain. Then with the remaining paint, you can try and take it off with soap and water on a rag. This will work if it’s a water-soluble paint. You’ll have to use a different solution if it is an acrylic based paint. When it’s on the tile you can aggressively scrape off the paint if you’d like.
My painter knows how to get paint off of just about any surface. We are always careful to put a tarp down and make sure to only get paint on the surface we are working on. Call us today if you’d like a free estimate!
By My Arlington Painter 8-31-2018