Following the renovation of one or more rooms of the house, or simply after having refreshed the walls, it can happen to find, especially in the bathroom, in the kitchen, but also on the floors, spots of paint to be removed from the tiles. To eliminate them successfully, it is necessary to use special products. Regardless of whether it is water, acrylic, or synthetic enamel. There is always a solution to remedy the damage. Let’s see together, step by step, how to remove paint from floor tiles.
How to remove paint from floor tiles?
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Use acetone for synthetic enamels
If we used paints such as synthetic enamels for painting jobs, the best way to remove them is to use acetone. The latter we must sprinkle it with a brush on the spots, then leave it in place. So, they melt and begin to run on the surfaces. We can work with a damp sponge to eliminate the drops that tend to overflow.
If residues remain, we repeat the operation on the whole affected area. When the tiles are perfectly free of stains, wash them with soap and water, then dry with a cotton or microfiber cloth, avoiding the formation of halos.
Use a specific product for acrylic paints
If they are of an acrylic nature, the best product we find on the market is sold in the shops selling leather and also used by shoemakers. In case we have difficulty finding this type of store, let’s turn to a well-equipped hardware store: the qualified staff will surely be able to advise us and help us better.
Before starting work, we protect our hands with thick rubber gloves and face with a mask to avoid coming into direct contact with the chemicals it contains.
Apply the product with a brush
The application we have to do with a brush. The acrylic paint, once dried, appears porous and difficult to remove, so it is advisable to use an iron scouring pad using circular movements, without excessively pressing to avoid scratching them. Once finished, first rinse with water and a second one with vinegar.
Finally, the latter is the natural element suitable for removing water-based paint. Pass it pure on the surfaces, dabbing and rubbing with a sponge. Rinse with plenty of water and dry thoroughly.
Use a natural mixture
If we do not intend to use chemicals to avoid allergies and to protect our children, we can create one suitable for any type of natural-based paint. Mix in a pan of water with vinegar, a tablespoon of baking soda, a few drops of lemon and hydrogen peroxide. As soon as this solvent solution is ready, transfer it to a spray and distribute it on all the stained tiles.
Let it work for a few minutes, then we start rubbing with an abrasive sponge until it is completely removed. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth. If we opt for chemical solvents, let’s protect ourselves with a mask and wear gloves.