Cherelle asked: How do we remove Damp Seal paint splashes from our enamel bath? My partner painted our bathroom ceiling with Damp Seal paint and a roller. The roller sprayed a fine mist onto everything including the bath, toilet and sink. He didn’t cover the surfaces. I can’t see it, but I can feel it when I run my finger over them. How do we remove it safely from the bath and sink which are made from enamel?
If your enamel bathroom fixtures, including the sink, toilet, and tub, are sporting an accidental coating of paint, you can use this method to clean up.
You Will Need:
- Mineral spirits
- Scouring pad (not wire)
- Clean rag
- Rubber gloves
- Eye protection
Steps to Remove the Paint:
- Read and follow all label directions for use of mineral spirits. This includes wearing eye protection, gloves and allowing for adequate ventilation while you work. Use fans if necessary.
- Apply mineral spirits to the surface to be cleaned with the scouring pad.
- Allow just a moment for the mineral spirits to begin work, then scrub the spots with the pad.
- Work your way through the area to be cleaned in small sections. Rinse frequently by wiping with a rag soaked in clean water.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Note that this will not work on painted surfaces, as it removes paint.
- Do not allow mineral spirits to remain on the surface for an extended period of time. You may damage the surface by doing so.
- Don’t be fooled by odorless products. They still emit fumes, so ventilation is required.
- Follow label directions for use, disposal and storage of mineral spirits.