How to Get Wall Paint Off of a Wood Table

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No matter how hard you try, sometimes painting mistakes happen. Even the seasoned pros splatter paint now and again. So, what do you do to remove the paint if it come in contact with your wooden furniture?

Things You'll Need

  • Liquid dish soap
  • Warm water
  • Cotton rag
  • Paint thinner

Latex Paint

  • Dampen a cotton rag with warm water and apply a drop of liquid dish soap to the rag.

  • Rub the cotton rag together to work the soap into the rag.

  • Scrub the paint spots with the dampened rag to remove the paint.

Oil-based Paint

  • Dampen a clean cotton rag with paint thinner.

  • Scrub the paint spots with the dampened rag until the paint spots are gone.

  • Wash the area with a clean cotton rag, warm water and liquid dish soap to remove the paint thinner residue.

Tips & Warnings

  • To remove larger paint spots, use a utility knife blade to carefully scrape the paint away before washing the area.
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