How to Remove Paint From Furniture Without Damaging the Finish?

How to remove paint from furniture without damaging the finish? Well, today, I’m going to tell you four step by step processes to remove paint from wood furniture without ruining the finish. 

However, it’s difficult to do this job, but you won’t face any problem if you follow this guide. 

While removing the paint droplets or splatters, you have to be careful because removing tools may cause damage to your finish. So, whether you paint off by chemical or scraper, please make sure that you’re ruining the finish. So, without further ado, let’s start. 

how to remove paint from furniture without damaging the finish
Remove paint from furniture without damaging the finish

How to get paint off wood without damaging finish?

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It’s easy to remove paint from furniture without damaging the finish. Follow the below steps.

  • First of all, take a clean and dry piece of cloth. Now, pour a few drops of olive oil on the rag. It’s required to soften the finish. 
  • Now, put the rag on the paint spots, use a putty knife or something little solid like a credit card, and start wiping on the paint. Keep in mind placing the plastic putty knife on the rag, not on the direct paint surface. However, direct use of the knife may damage your finish. 
  • Therefore, wipe out the excessive oil if left. Again, use a dry and clean cloth. 
  • In this position, if you encounter any remaining paint. Here, it would help if you use mineral spirit to remove the leftover paint. Again, pour a few drops of mineral spirit on the furniture surface and wipe with the clean and dry rag. Hopefully, this will work now. 
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Equipment Checklist:

  • Plastic putty knife.
  • Olive oil.
  • Rag/Cloth.
  • Mineral spirits
  • Cotton swab.
  • Lacquer thinner.

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