?removing oil paint from hardwood

Old 09-29-06, 12:40 PM
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?removing oil paint from hardwood

Hi all: I have to remove some oil paint smudges from hardwood recently refinished with an alcohol-based stain.

Any suggestions on how best to get the paint off? I hear Goof Off only works on latex and I don't want to ruin the finish on the floors.

Thanks in advance for your advice!
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Scraping off with a putty knife or fingernail is your best bet
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I agree, goof off and oops aren't very effective with oil base paint. Your best bet is to gently scrape the paint off. Once the paint is removed use a little thinner or maybe wax to buff out any scratches that show.

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