Removing paint from my tile


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Old 01-15-17, 10:30 AM
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Removing paint from my tile

So... I might have oversprayed when I painted some walls and onto new ceramic tile. Before I do something I regret, what's the best way to remove from the tile? Additional context: it's been a while since I painted. Months kinda while.
 
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Old 01-15-17, 10:39 AM
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This is ceramic tile? if so a razor blade will take it off.
 
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Old 01-15-17, 10:56 AM
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Dried latex paint can be softened and removed with denatured alcohol or products like 'goof off' or 'oops'

Depending on how much you have to remove, carefully scraping them off is often the best method.
 
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Old 01-15-17, 02:50 PM
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OK, so i'll ask the question that nobody else has, why the hell are you using a sprayer inside a house!
 
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Old 01-16-17, 03:57 AM
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Marq brings up a good point! While I have a good bit of spray equipment I rarely do any spraying inside of a finished or occupied house, the prep needed to contain the overspray negates any time saved.
 
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Old 01-16-17, 08:27 AM
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Because I didn't know better! But seriously, in addition to that, I was painting paneling that has the grooves in it. I had done that by roller in another room, and I was hating it. I had to run a brush through the grooves when I just wanted to use a roller. Live and learn. Twice.
 
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Old 01-16-17, 10:33 AM
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Next time use a roller cover with a thicker nap. That will get paint in the grooves and back rolling with the roller once it becomes semi dry will reduce the roller stipple.
 
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Old 01-16-17, 04:40 PM
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