removing primer and paint from baseboards


Old 09-11-05, 02:07 PM
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Question removing primer and paint from baseboards

What is the best way to remove paint and primer from baseboards? Unfortunately I am not a very good painter and got both the paint and primer around almost the entire baseboards. I'm afraid to use a spray remover because if the spray hits the wall as well it will remove what is on the wall. Any suggestions??

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Old 09-11-05, 05:04 PM
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If it is latex you should be able to get it off with 'oops' or 'goof off' avaliable most everywhere paint is sold.
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If its very fresh latex, before curing, sometimes very hot water will remove it (a green pad helps).
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Both excellent sugeestions
I do both
I'd just like to add that I sometimes also use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the dried stuff
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Would it not be quicker and faster to just repaint it[which you may have to do anyway ]. This is one place that tape is acceptable==on the wall above the moulding and maybe on the rug if you have one. If it is glossy scuff sand a little. Should have painted the baseboards last

I am assuming this is a new paint job-moulding and walls and there is paint available for the moulding.Even if it is not[just the walls were painted] I would still probably paint the moulding. Just my opinion
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