How to Remove Latex Paint Stains

By: Editors of Consumer Guide  | 


Follow these steps to remove latex paint stains from flooring such as asphalt, cork, linoleum or vinyl tile:

  • Remove any spill immediately, then wash with a cloth dipped in warm sudsy water.
  • If stain remains, cover it with a rubbing alcohol compress. Let the compress remain in place for a few minutes.
  • Wipe the stain with a cloth dampened with ammonia. Do not use ammonia on linoleum or vinyl floor tile.
  • To remove any latent traces of stain, try rubbing the area with superfine steel wool dipped in liquid wax. Wash thoroughly with soapy water, wipe dry, then wax.