How to Remove Latex Paint from Natural Wood

Painting and be a tedious and stressful task but when your finished project comes out just the way you wanted it to it becomes very rewarding.

When taking on a painting project I think that the preparation is the most difficult part of the job. The first thing that I always do is patch any small holes or cracks in the wall, sand them, and then brush them over with some latex primer.

Now it is time to cover the floors and mask off the woodwork, I think this is the part that takes more time than painting. 

If you happen to have natural baseboard, window and door frames using masking tape is always best. Sometimes even the best of us will get some paint on the natural wood it is always a good idea to keep a wet cloth handy.

If you miss some and the paint dries on your wood the best thing to use is Denatured Alcohol, as it will remove the paint without hurting the natural wood finish.

How to remove latex paint from natural wood
Our grandson kind of missed his painting project one day on our kitchen table. I thought all of the kids' paint was washable but I was wrong.
A can of Denatured Alcohol
Take a rag and dampen it with the alcohol and rub the spot to remove unwanted paint. Be sure to read all of the cautions on the label and please keep this away from children.
Paint marks gone from table
 There you have it now the paint marks are gone after using the Denatured Alcohol, and it didn't remove the finish on the wood.

I hope you found this useful information and Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. This is something I can use. Does it work on paint that has been on trim for years or does it have to be fresh paint?

    1. Hi Fay, It doesn't have to be fresh paint. I removed paint from our bathroom cabinet that was there for a while. Just may have to rub a little harder. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I did indeed find this useful.... thank you Sam!!

    1. Hi Laurie, Glad you found this one useful. Thanks so much for stopping by :)


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