How to Remove Oil-Base Paint Stains


Follow these steps to remove oil-base paint stains from Asphalt, Cork, Linoleum, Vinyl Tile:

  • Wipe immediately with a damp cloth.
  • Cover the stain with a rubbing alcohol compress and let it remain in place for a few minutes. Then wipe the area with a cloth moistened with ammonia. (Do not use ammonia on linoleum or vinyl floor tile.)
  • If stain persists, try rubbing very gently with superfine steel wool dipped in liquid wax.
  • Wash the area with warm soapy water, rinse, then wax when dry.