Removing paint from hardwood floors

Old 11-17-05, 01:41 PM
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Removing paint from hardwood floors

I recently refinshed my hardwood floors and had to touch up my baseboards. Even though I taped my floors the paint still bled through and got on the floors (may be b/c I used cheap tape). First question..any recommendations on how to keep from paint bleeding through in the future? Secondly, what is the best product/process to remove paint without damaging the new coat that I have on the floor? I tried using some sort of "painter wipes", but it's work very well.

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Old 11-17-05, 02:05 PM
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Paint is best wiped up immediately with damp cloth. A metal paint guide or painter's shield and angled trim brush works wonders. Any paint can be wiped from floor, rinsing rag as needed. Dried latex paint on flooring can be removed with Goof Off without damage to finish.

You can use a quality painter's tape (not masking tape). 3M's Universal Premium Blue Painter Masking Tape can be removed up to 14 days. Painter's Mate Green can be removed up to 8 days after paint dries. For standard painter's tape, it is recommended that tape be removed before paint is completely dry.

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