Removing primer drips from hardwood


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Old 08-05-04, 11:39 AM
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Removing primer drips from hardwood

I recently painted my house, and despite using dropcloth, some primer (acrylic) got onto the wood floor, and I don't know how to get it off. Regular latex paint which also got on the floor easily scrapes off with a light fingernail or with a bit of water, but not the primer. Anyone have any ideas that don't involve stripping off the wood finish?
 
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Old 08-05-04, 01:03 PM
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What type of finish is on the floor? Oil or latex poly maybe?
 
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Old 08-05-04, 02:25 PM
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All I know is that it's an oak floor with a slightly dark stain finish. What kind it is, I really don't know.
 
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Old 08-06-04, 06:20 AM
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Use a warm, soapy rag, and sit it on the paint for a couple minutes, then try scraping it off with a fingernail. Or try using GoofOff, available at most paint stores.
 
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Old 08-06-04, 07:59 AM
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Thanks a lot, I'll give your ideas a try!
 
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Old 08-06-04, 12:14 PM
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had the same problem a few years ago (with kilz oil-based primer). goof-off on a rag worked (with plenty of elbow grease) without harming the floor's finish.
 
 

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