Paint on laminate floor

Reply

  #1  
Old 01-18-08, 09:16 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Los Angeles CA
Posts: 12
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Paint on laminate floor

Oil based paint spills on floor. I've tried rubbing thinner with a soft cloth, but no results. I'm afraid to even try a fine steel wool

Anybody have any experience on this?

Thanks
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-18-08, 04:51 PM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 46,532
Received 169 Votes on 150 Posts
What kind of paint spill??

If it is mostly specks, your best bet is to very carefully scrape them up.

If it was a paint can knocked over it should all be wiped up while still wet and rinsed with clean paint thinner.

A large amount of dried oil base paint would mean sanding it off and refinishing the wood - if that's even an option. Not all laminates can be sanded and refinished. It may need to be replaced
 
  #3  
Old 01-18-08, 05:16 PM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Where the cows roam, CA
Posts: 2,204
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
As agreed. IF it's laminate wood (not real wood..plastic on top, photo of a wood), don't sand it as marksr indicated.

I have laminate wood flooring and I once had SOMEONE draw on a paper with a gold glitter marker and it went right through the paper onto the floor. I used nail polish remover (w/acetone). It worked. I had to use a lot of elbow grease though. I put the nail poilsh remover on a paper towel first and just started elbowing away.

I hope your spill wasn't major

If they're specks, have you tried using your fingernails? Not sure that'd work, but worth a shot.
 
  #4  
Old 01-19-08, 06:01 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 46,532
Received 169 Votes on 150 Posts
Originally Posted by DIYaddict View Post
If they're specks, have you tried using your fingernails?
That is probably the best 'tool' for removing specks of paint
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: