1 Step 1: Determine The Type Of Paint 2 Step 2: Keep Rubbing 3 Step 3: Paint Stripper 4 Step 4: Scrape Away Other Tricks: 1. WD-40 2. Bon-Ami Warnings Steer Clear Of Baking Soda 1 Step 1: Determine The Type Of Paint 0 You’re nearing completion of a renovation; the end is in sight! You then realize that some paint has gotten on the porcelain sink. Take heart!

Splatters of paint happen frequently. There are various tried-and-true do-it-yourself methods for removing paint securely without harming the sink.
Thankfully, porcelain sinks are fairly robust. Most solvents and paint removers won’t work on the surface.
Additionally, porcelain is resistant to being harmed by paint scrapers.
To reduce the chance of damage, you should still start with the gentlest cleaning techniques.
Determine the type of paint in Step 1 (

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You must identify the sort of paint you are working with before you can deal with the spill. With the use of some denatured alcohol, the type of paint can be quickly determined.

Put a little on a rag, and rub the paint for a few seconds in a vigorous manner. Rubbish alcohol can be used in its place if denatured alcohol is not readily available.

Examine your rag. If there is paint on the rag, it is likely a water-based paint like acrylic or latex.
You are dealing with an oil-base if there is no paint on the rag.

Next, continue rubbing. Just keep using the damp cloth or a cotton ball if your paint is water-based. You can also use an abrasive sponge and some dish soap if the stain doesn’t come off.

These techniques won’t work if the paint is oil-based; a stronger solvent is required. If the paint is new, mineral spirits will help; however, if it has been around for a long, you’ll need something stronger.

Use acetone, paint thinner, turpentine, or lacquer thinner to remove an old paint drip. A brief trip to the hardware shop will provide you with a range of choices.

Solvents can be ordered from Amazon if you’re thinking ahead. Or, nail polish remover will work if you want to get started right away!
Remember to keep windows open, keep any flames out of reach, and wear a respirator when using any flammable solvent.

PAINT STRIPPER

in Step 3

You can step it up and use a paint remover if the solvent hasn’t worked. Oil and water-based paints can be removed in this way without harming the porcelain sink.

Start by applying the remover with a paintbrush. When you see the paint beginning to blister, give it about 10 minutes to sit.
Apply extra if, after 10 minutes, there are no blisters.
Utilizing your paint scraper, remove the stripper and paint next. A razor blade will scrape the surface; avoid using one.
Using a plastic scraper will prevent porcelain damage.
To eliminate any buildup and neutralize the stripper, wash the surface one last time with soapy water. To rinse, use clear water.

STEP 4: DISPOSE OF IT On occasion, you can remove paint with nothing more than a scraper and no solvent. Another useful tool is a plastic putty knife; all you have to do is slide it in between the paint and the porcelain, pound the handle with a hammer, and the paint should immediately fall off.

You can use caulk to cover any scratches on your porcelain that were apparent as a result of your scraping.
ADDITIONAL TAGS: 1. WD-40

Both wet and dried oil-based paint droplets can be fixed with WD-40. (Tip: It also removes rust stains.)
Spray WD-40 liberally over the paint stain. Utilize the thickest part of the sink with your paint scraper or putty knife to reduce sink damage.
To remove the paint, strike the handle with your hammer once more.
1 Step 1: Determine The Type Of Paint 1
(2) BON-AMI

With a little hot water, a rag, and some good old-fashioned elbow grease, this mild, non-toxic cleaning powder can remove a paint stain.
1 Step 1: Determine The Type Of Paint 2

WARNINGS AVOID USING BAKING SODA You might be tempted to reach for baking soda if you’re determined to remove the paint stain but don’t have any solvents on hand.

Be careful; even while it can be helpful to remove the paint, you’ll almost definitely scratch the porcelain.
AVOID USING STEEL WOOL. You might be tempted to use steel wool on tough stains. Dont. Your porcelain will undoubtedly be scratched.
A component of remodeling are paint droplets! Fortunately, there are many DIY techniques available to restore your porcelain to perfect condition.

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