As we painted our home there are some Mate Enamel paint spots left on the tiled floor. Kindly guide me how to remove such undesired spots.

I tried some acid but the spots still remain. How to remove these spots properly?

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    Possible duplicate of How to remove marker and paint from wall?
    – Chenmunka
    Dec 12, 2018 at 9:02
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    “Floor” and “paint” are very vague terms. The answers will depend on what material you floor is made of and what type of paint you used. Please edit your post with details.
    – Stephie
    Dec 12, 2018 at 9:39

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I'd let it dry fully (however long the can says) then remove it mechanically (use a sharp knife or scalpel under the edge) to remove most of the paint and then a mild abrasive cleaner, like one of those sponges with the green scrubbing material on one side, on the rest


In addition to @Caius Jard's answer, I would try to use glass scrapper if everything else fails. It should be easier than scrapping with a knife.

Also, you can try with a heat gun or buy enamel paint remover.

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    It's a good call that on tiles, heat could be used to burn the paint without affecting the tiles much
    – Caius Jard
    Dec 14, 2018 at 14:05

The normal method to remove paint of most kinds is to use turpentine, kerosene, white spirit. Try those, leave it a few minutes, wipe off.



Someone once told me that Baby oil will soften dried enamel paint and lift it off to the point where a plastic dish scouring pad lightly applied will remove it from the floor. I believe cooking oil will work as well. I believe the reason for this is because the paint is oil based.

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