Susan asked: How do I remove latex, semi gloss paint splatters from bathroom vanity top? It’s Dutch Boy brand paint.
When paint splatters on your vanity, it can leave a speckled mess. Luckily, the smooth surface of a vanity does not allow paint to grip as firmly. It’s easy to remove with a few simple steps.
You Will Need:
- Mild soap
- Bathroom cleaner
- Nail polish remover
- Paint stripper
- Soft cloths
- Cotton balls
Steps to Remove the Paint:
- The amount of effort needed to remove the paint will depend largely on how long it has been there and the condition of the vanity surface.
- Start by cleaning the surface and paint splotches with a mild soap or bathroom cleaner.
- Scrub the surface gently with a soft cloth. If the paint is fresh, this is often enough to remove the splatters.
- If the paint has dried completely and cured to the surface, it will be more difficult to remove. In these cases, you will need something that will strip off the paint. A nail polish remover can be used for light jobs.
- Moisten a cotton ball with the nail polish remover.
- Rub it over the surface. As soon as the paint is removed, clean the surface with a cleaner and water to remove any residue from the polish remover.
- If the paint splatters remain, it will be necessary to use a paint stripper to remove it. Apply this carefully and spot test first to ensure that it does not damage or remove the finish on the vanity.
- Once the paint is removed, clean the surface as usual.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Always start with the least invasive removal method first. Work you r way through the methods as needed.
- Always spot test a hidden area to ensure the products do not discolor or adversely change the finish of the surface.