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Old 05-15-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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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.

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It sure would.

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I'd try a pastic putty knife.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Get the lousy painter back that did the lousy job back to fix it.

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

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Get the lousy painter back that did the lousy job back to fix it.
Ha! my thoughts when I read OP's OP.
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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?
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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.

They make these things that pros use called drop cloths

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