How To Remove Paint From Vinyl Flooring

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How To Remove Paint From Vinyl Flooring

Paint spills on vinyl flooring are inevitable. After all, things get dropped and knocked over. Unfortunately, the chemicals in paint can be tough on your flooring. That’s why removing paint from vinyl flooring is essential to minimize the damage.

Below, I will include some helpful tips on removing paint from vinyl flooring efficiently without causing any damage to the flooring. It is not always simple, but that’s why you’re here.

How to Remove Fresh or Wet Paint From Vinyl Flooring

It can be challenging to clean up paint messes, especially if you’ve never had to deal with one before. Fortunately, it’s easier to remove paint while it’s still wet or fresh. Here are steps to take to clean up wet paint on vinyl flooring.

— Wipe up the splash with a dry paper towel or a soft cloth; if the spill is significant, cover it with rags.

— Keep wiping until the floor is spotless.

— If any stains are left, use wet paper towels to get rid of them.

— If the paint has reached the floor, clean it with a wet cloth and little soap if necessary.

— After swabbing the floor with clean water, wipe it down with a new cloth.

How to Remove Dry Paint from Vinyl Flooring

Need to clean dry paint on vinyl PVC floor? That’s a tough one to tackle. Once the paint has dried on your floors, it’s tough to get off. That’s why we’re here to help. Follow these easy procedures to remove dried paint from your vinyl floor.

— Place a damp rag over the stain to start if the paint on the vinyl floor has already dried.

— Allow the water to seep underneath the dry paint’s edges by leaving it there for at least 15 minutes.

— Carefully insert the plastic spatula beneath the paint’s edge.

— If additional water is required to release the dried paint, scrape below it. On vinyl floors, paint typically comes off right away.

— With a bit of dish soap and a plastic scouring pad, gently rub away any leftover paint smudges.

— Use a vinyl eraser if necessary. Clean up afterward by rinsing with water and wiping down.


Can I remove stubborn old paint from my vinyl floor?

Yes. While challenging, you can successfully remove stubborn paint stains from vinyl flooring. All you need is a metal spatula, brush, and mop.

What materials do I need to remove paint from vinyl flooring?

You can remove paint from vinyl floors with simple household items like clean water, paper towels, mild detergent, and paint remover (for dried paint). These items work on all types of stains, including dried paint, oil, or water-based. Some, however, will function best with dried, oil-based paint.

The Bottom Line

If you’re a DIYer and are painting your house or have recently painted it, you probably don’t want the paint to remain on your vinyl flooring. Luckily, there are some ways to get rid of paint from vinyl flooring so that you can enjoy your house as you should.

 Alex J
Alex J

Alex is the founder of the BFG, he has been in the flooring business for over 12 years and specialize in laying new floors, resurfacing old ones, and giving people practical advice on how to keep their floors looking beautiful.