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How to Remove Latex Paint Stains

By: Editors of Consumer Guide  | 


Follow these steps to remove latex paint stains from wood:

  • Wipe up fresh paint or gently scrape dried paint with a paint scraper.
  • Then wipe stain with a sponge or cloth dipped in warm sudsy water.
  • Another effective treatment is a mixture of 1 tablespoon oxalic acid and 1 pint water rubbed on the paint with a cloth dampened in the solution.
  • Wipe the area dry and wax as needed. Caution: Oxalic acid is poisonous; use with care and wear rubber gloves.

If you have any other spills, we've got plenty of other stain removal tips.