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Ajeagle6921 05-15-2012 06:36 PM

Clay bar to remove paint from granite countertops
 
Had house painted and have a lot of small drops of paint on countertops. Would using a clay bar like used in auto detailing work? Trying to stay away from chemicals and blades. Thanks in advance.

Jay 78 05-15-2012 08:01 PM

It sure would.

joecaption 05-15-2012 08:21 PM

I'd try a pastic putty knife.

Fix'n it 05-15-2012 09:04 PM

i doubt it would work.

why do you now want to use a razor blade ? that would take all of it off in a very short time, with no damage.

Jay 78 05-15-2012 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 922273)
i doubt it would work.

And you're basing this statement on...what, exactly?

To the OP: What material is your counter top? I'm asking just out of curiosity because you said you don't want to use chemicals, not because the clay bar won't work. It WILL work. Just keep it moist with water.

Fix'n it 05-15-2012 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay 78 (Post 922299)
And you're basing this statement on...what, exactly?

i have used it many times. and i have had to get paint off of granite.

chrisn 05-16-2012 02:55 AM

Get the lousy painter back that did the lousy job back to fix it.:whistling2:

A fingernail will work in most cases, latex, hot water and a rag.

dogris 05-16-2012 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 922371)
Get the lousy painter back that did the lousy job back to fix it.:whistling2:

Ha! my thoughts when I read OP's OP.

Ajeagle6921 05-16-2012 07:44 AM

I thought about having painter remove it, but I'm afraid he will be rough with the granite and scratch it. I'm sure I'm being overly cautious but know how expensive of a fix it could be. So some of you have used a clay bar and it worked well?

chrisn 05-16-2012 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Ajeagle6921 (Post 922441)
I thought about having painter remove it, but I'm afraid he will be rough with the granite and scratch it. I'm sure I'm being overly cautious but know how expensive of a fix it could be. So some of you have used a clay bar and it worked well?


Sounds like a fly by night painter to me, probably no insurance and or license to do the job properly. I cannot imagine any pro would not know how to remove it without scratching it, but then again, I don't know of any pro that would get paint where it does not belong to begin with.:whistling2:

They make these things that pros use called drop cloths:laughing:


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