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Old 01-06-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Removing paint drips from stained wood trim


I have 35-year-old apartments with stained baseboards that have had, over the years, white wall paint dripped on them. I would like to remove the paint without discoloring the stain beneath. I do not want to re-stain, as there's a lot of baseboard (and carpeting to protect).

At worst, after removing the paint, I guess I could apply some type of furniture oil to blend in?

Any suggestions?

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Removing paint drips from stained wood trim


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I have 35-year-old apartments with stained baseboards that have had, over the years, white wall paint dripped on them. I would like to remove the paint without discoloring the stain beneath. I do not want to re-stain, as there's a lot of baseboard (and carpeting to protect).

At worst, after removing the paint, I guess I could apply some type of furniture oil to blend in?

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
Could try some Goof-off. Not sure what kind of finish was put on 35 years ago, probably urethane but I would try the stuff in an inconpicuous place first,,,, just to see if it will give the results you want. I don't think I've seen it at Wally World but ACE, Home Depot or Lowes should have it.
There are several different flavors so check the label. Any idea if the paint is oil or latex?

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Probably water-based latex. I've also read where goof-off takes the stain off with the paint, but I have some & will try it in a closet.

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