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Removing Paint from Linoleum

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Paint can stain a linoleum floor. This guide contains suggestions for removing paint stains from a linoleum floor.

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Question: Removing Paint from 1930s Linoleum Rug

I have a 1930s linoleum rug with wonderful artwork of cowboys and cowgirls as its pattern. At some point earlier than the 1970s, someone dripped white paint in many spots on it which detracts from the great overall look of this little piece of history.

I haven't tried to figure out if the paint is oil or water-based, (or if it even may have lead it). However, I'm thinking, rather than using a solution of some kind that may cause a chemical reaction with the unidentified paint maybe I could carefully scrape it off. I sure don't want to harm the cowboy, etc. pictures, but I'm thinking the pattern may be deeper into the linoleum than just on the surface of it. Thank you for any suggestions on how to remove these paint drips.

By Jody

Question: Removing Paint from Linoleum

How do I get black dried gloss off linoleum?

By Marv from Manchester, England


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By coville123 [320]12/25/2011

Try turpentine. Test small spot first!

Question: Paint Stain on a Linoleum Floor

How do you remove dried paint from linoleum?

By Pat P. from Lewiston, ID


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By Monique [1]02/11/2010

Goo gone works, and magic erasers work sometimes too.

Question: Spray Paint on Linoleum

How do you get spray paint off of linoleum?

Robin from Tullahoma, TN


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By (Guest Post)09/21/2006

I have had luck with removing paint from various surfaces using acetone, it comes in a can and is available in in the hardware section of the store . The stuff is very strong and powerful, so check it out on a small piece of linoleum. It may take the shine off. Most nail polish removers contain acetone you could try that too, if you have some around the house. Good luck. kelly

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