Removing Paint

15 Feb 2007
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United Kingdom
Please help.

Just finished painting my house.

There is alot of wood that has been splashed with paint and left to go off.

I know i should have masked these bits of wood, but originally the missus wanted "us" to strip the wood and paint it white. Now she wants it leaving as it is. :evil:

All it is, is pine that has been varnished. The paints that are on it are a really cheap matt white emulsion and a good quality silk cream emulsion. Any tips or idea how i can remove this without damaging the wood or varnish????

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emulsion, especially if fresh, will soften if wetted thoroughly with water and a bit of WUL.

If you put meths on, it will soften old emulsion.

You have to clean it off before it dries again.

Depending on how much, you should be able to scrape it off with your thumbnail or a plastic scraper. You can use a pan scourer but the finish underneath will be scratched.

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