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Dried Paint from Linoleum

This question was submitted from Phil S.

“How do I remove dried paint from linoleum flooring?”

Dried paint can very difficult. You will need to use a stronger solvent.

Try these techniques :

First, try using a neutral cleaner and saturate the paint. Then using either your fingernail or a plastic scraper (so you will not damage the linoleum) try to remove the paint.

If this doesn’t work, you will have to use a general purpose solvent or a solvent like rubbing alcohol. The problem with using solvents is that they may effect the floor so be sure to apply the solvent to a cleaning rag first, and then try to remove the paint as best you can.

Be sure to always test a small area first when using a chemical or technique which you have not used before on the surface you are working on.