Before you do anything, examine your dog's fur carefully to see how much paint is on it. Look at his paws, between his toes and on his belly as well. If the amount of paint is small or only on surface hairs -- rather than touching the skin -- you can simply use scissors to cut off the paint. Always use scissors with a rounded tip when cutting hair on the body and don't use scissors around the face and eye area. To avoid cutting your dog's skin, use a comb to raise the hair and cut the hair above the comb. Cut small amounts of hair at a time and always pull the hair away from the body before you cut so you don't nip the skin by accident. If you are unsure of your skills, take your dog to a groomer. A trip to the vet for cutting the skin will be far more expensive.