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How do u clean paint from hardwood floors without sanding

How to clean paint from hardwood floors without sanding
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Posted 2015-07-12T03:20:12+0000  by Nene Nene
 
There are plenty of chemical strippers on the market, although I would tell you that the ones with the nasty chemicals in them generally work better than "green" or "eco-friendly" options.  Follow the label instructions carefully and ventilate the room (like fans in windows).  If you think the paint may contain lead, you don't want to be sanding it without appropriate precautions anyway.

Is this spilled paint that you want to remove or are these painted floors?  I ask because any chemical that will remove paint will also remove or damage whatever finish is on the wood.

Once you get the paint up, you may have to do some sanding anyway.  You probably won't need one of the big belt sanders but there are easier to use options available for finish sanding.

I also want to mention that floors are often painted for a reason.  Sometimes to hide damage and depending on the age of the house, to cover lesser grade woods that might not be very attractive with a traditional finish.  That's not to say there isn't beautiful wood under that paint, but the odds are against. it.
Posted 2015-07-12T23:34:05+0000  by Adam444
Hi Nene!

Water-based paints can be re-wet and wiped off your hardwoods without any damage to the clear coat.

  Krud Kutter is the right product.

Simply spray until the surface appears wet, wait five-minutes, spray again, wait five more minutes, spray a third time and after five-minutes wipe with a cotton terry towel.

Waiting on the product to re-wet the paint is the key to your repair.

Simply allow Krud Kutter to do its job and your undamaged hardwoods will be free of paint in no time.

NOTE:
Oil paint will require sanding with 220-grit and then top-coating with a new layer of polyurethane.

Sand in the direction of the wood grain, wipe off sanding dust with a dry terry towel, apply a film of polyurethane to the repair area, and allow the surface to dry untouched for six-hours.

Your goal when sanding is to cut only deep enough to remove the paint without damaging the stain.
Posted 2015-07-14T22:16:11+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
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