Removing Paint Stains from Wood Furniture

Many of us have had this happen. You are busily painting and did not completely cover a piece of furniture. Much to your dismay the living room wall looks great, but the end table is covered in spatters. This is a guide about removing paint stains from wood furniture.
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August 24, 2011 Flag

I found a couple of ladder back chairs in our storage facility that my daughter wants to take with her to college. One of chair legs had some dried paint spatters on it.

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To remove them, I used a Scotch Brite pad and Murphy's Oil Soap. It removed a little of the stain in some areas where the paint was a little thicker and I had to scrub a little harder. To fix this, I used some Old English scratch cover polish and a soft cloth to put the stain back in those areas.

The chairs aren't perfect, but will be fine for my daughter and her roommate to use in their apartment. I wouldn't recommend this for antique or really nice furniture, but it works for furniture that doesn't have to be in mint condition.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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December 30, 2014 Flag

My niece has been painting by numbers with oil based paint, a number of spots of the paint have stained my oak kitchen table. How do I remove these spots without damaging the finish on the table?

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