The last painter didn't use a drop cloth, so there are lots of little
specks of paint on the nice hardwood floor. Until last week, we had
it mostly covered with a rug. The finish of the floor is okay - I
just want to clean the little specks.
Ideas? Thanks in advance. Gail
-> The last painter didn't use a drop cloth, so there are lots of little-> specks of paint on the nice hardwood floor. Until last week, we had-> it mostly covered with a rug. The finish of the floor is okay - I-> just want to clean the little specks.-> -> Ideas? Thanks in advance. Gail
Too many to use a fingernail? The little drops will usually come off
very easily, but the only way I know of to get them off without
messing up the wood floor is one drop/speck at a time.
My opinion, too, but I was too chicken to be the first to suggest it. A
plastic scrubber might do the trick with light scrubbing, cool water and
mild detergent. Dry right away and don't saturate the wood. A plastic
scraper or even a teflon spatula might do the trick.
A credit card works well for that kind of scraping. I keep a few of
those sample cards which come in the mail every week with offers from banks.
They make good non scratching "pot scrapers" too. I keep one sitting
next to the kitchen sink for that purpose.
If the paint is latex, Goof-Off will remove it easily.
BUT and it is a big but, it may also attack or remove the finish on the
floor. If you don't succeed with mechanical removal and want to try
chemical, try a little test in a place that won't show.
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