How do remove paint on wood trims?


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How do remove paint on wood trims?

What are some methods or solvents to remove paints that got on wood trims?
 
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What type of finish is on the wood trim? Denatured alcohol and products like 'goof off' and 'oops' will soften/remove latex paints. Sometimes the best method is to gingerly scrape off the errant paint.
 
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It just regular Dutch Boy water-based white paint.
 
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What sort of finish was on the trim before you got paint on it.
 
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What sort of finish was on the trim before you got paint on it.
How many types of finish there are? I don't quite know but it was hard wood.
 
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Was the wood stained and finished with lacquer or polyurethane? Was it painted with oil based or latex paint? Those are some of the finishes you could have had.
 
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Are you trying to just remove errant paint or do you wish the strip the paint off of the wood?
 
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I don't know what the differences are but when I paint the wall there were some paints accidentally dropped on the trims and I just want to remove them.
 
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Often the best method is to gently scrape off the errant paint. If it mars the poly it can be touched up as needed - just don't get aggressive with the scraping. I usually use the edge of my pocket knife to scrape with.
 
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Try some Goof-Off on a clean rag.
 
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If you use goof off or similar you need to be careful not to get it on the wall or it will remove that paint too.
 

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Thank you guys for all the tips.
 
 

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