removing paint from furniture

Old 01-17-07, 08:39 AM
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removing paint from furniture

I recently moved my dining room table and unfortunately, it rubbed against the door opening and got paint from the doorframe on it in several places. I've tried gently trying to rub it off, but no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions? It's a cherry table. Thanks!
Old 01-17-07, 11:01 AM
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If the paint hasn't been on the table long, using warm water and detergent will often loosen up the paint. "oops' and 'goof off' are 2 paint [spot] removers that work well with latex paint. Oil base is harder to get it off - usually best to GENTLY scrape it off.
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I have had success with a pencil eraser on small spots. If lacquer finish, mineral spirits will remove the paint. #0000 along with the mineral spirits can be helpful.

Note: Test any DIY cleaners FIRST in inconspicuous place for ill effects on finish.
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If the other suggestion don't work try "Wilbond" with a little 4/0 steel wool (extra fine) or a rag. It will loosen latex paint, but shouldn't harm the finish. Always test a small area first.

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To removed small paint marks, I have used 400 grit sandpaper and very gently buffed off the paint.

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