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How do you clean a dry latex paint spill from the bathtub?

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2005-09-30 20:59:33
2005-09-30 20:59:33

If this is indoor latex and "Not" acrylic, you could simply use a wet sponge or a nonmetallic, relatively smooth edged scrapping implement and a little elbow grease. If you are not able to apply either of those techniques then try this. Latex paint is entirely water soluble, or dissolves easily in water and thus is really only useful on indoor applications. Put a stopper in the drain. Run hot water to above the level of the spilled paint while adding a mild, nonabrasive solvent such as any dishsoap to the water.... lets say 1/3 cup. Let sit for about 15 minutes. Whatever paint remains will easily wipe clean with a sponge either under the water or when water is drained. Matthew David Black existencebeyondperception@msn.com

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