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Forum topic by lepelerin posted 467 days ago 551 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lepelerin

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467 days ago

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Hi,

I have been asked if I could remove some paint “splashes” and paint brushes marks over a varnished surface. I wish I had a picture to show but I do not.

It’s on an office desk made of Oak, varnished. They used it as a table when they painted the ceiling and did not protect it properly. So there are some “splashes” of paint all over. That happened over a year ago so yes it’s dry.

Is there any way to remove the paint without refurnishing the entire desk. I hope so. If anyone knows a way to do it and is willing to share, it would be more than appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
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Buckethead

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#1 posted 467 days ago

First try: the fingernail method. So often a drop of paint will come off reasonably well just by using a fingernail. If that fails, a scraper. More aggressive, so use caution. If both of those fail…. Seek advice from someone else. I am clueless as to finishing. :-)

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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RogerInColorado

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#2 posted 467 days ago

The varnish has cured. If they painted the ceiling with latex, you can get the spatters off with M-1` Remover or OOPS!. Be gentle and don’t scrub.

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DKV

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#3 posted 467 days ago

Why don’t you just sand it and refinish?

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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lepelerin

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#4 posted 466 days ago

Tx for the input. I will get the desk next week. Will let you know how it goes. Still working on the door at the moment.

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