How to Remove Oil Based Paint

Oil-based paints are known for their shine and durability but can leave lasting stains when spilled on your carpet, furniture, and area rugs. It is critical to get to these stains quickly but sometimes they can go unnoticed. Luckily we are here to help. This guide will show you how to remove oil based paint.

If your paint is a water based paint, DO NOT USE THIS GUIDE. Instead, use our how to remove paint from carpet guide.

How to Remove Oil Based Paint

Because of its durability, oil-based paints can be extremely difficult to remove. To get the best results possible, follow our step-by-step process below and use our Spotting Solutions.

Pigments, drying oils, resins, gums, volative solvents.

Usually built-up and stiff.

Check the label on paint for specific thinner or solvent OR
1. Apply drycleaning solvent.
2. Apply POG, blot.
3. Apply drycleaning solvent, blot.
4. Alternate steps 2 and 3 until stain is removed.
5. If stain persists, weigh down the stain with towels dampened with drycleaning solvent for hours, blot with solvent.
6. Apply several drops of detergent solution and work into the stain, blot.
7. Apply ammonia solution, blot.
8. Alternate steps 2, 3, & 6 until stain is removed.
9. Rinse thoroughlly with warm water, blot until dry.