Bridget Casey
Bridget Casey
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Asked on Apr 21, 2013

Spilled Latix paint after painting a door :(

Therese CBridget CaseyDonna turnbow
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Hello, I spilled Latix paint on my tile floor...and now it won't come out of the grout! I have tried, alcohol, Oops, the Oops paint remover, & paint thinner~nothing seems to work. Of course the color is brick red! Yikes any suggestions??? Please help! thank you, Bridget
16 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 21, 2013

    The best way to fix this would be to scrape out the painted area with a small "grout saw" and then re-apply new grout. Hopefully you know what color of grout was used.

  • Therese C
    on Apr 21, 2013

    If the tile floor and grout are both white, lay a bleach soaked sponge over the area to lighten it as much as possible, then use white (or whatever color the grout is) paint and a small paintbrush to go over the spot.

  • The Paint Wagon
    on Apr 22, 2013

    If its latex, just let water soak on it and scrub...hard

  • James Johnston
    on Apr 22, 2013

    Will a product like Goof Off or a comparable Latex Paint remover coupled with a green scouring pad?

  • House Boy, Inc.
    on Apr 22, 2013

    Sounds like the paint has gotten below the grout (into it). I say why fight city hall. You just need to buy some grout coloring made by mapaei and brush it into the grout. I have used this product to change the color of grout. It works really well. It's a liquid you brush in with an old toothbrush.

  • Bridget Casey
    on Apr 22, 2013

    Thank you for all your ideas...I have used Goof Off & it just lightened the color. If I was handy I would love to use the grout saw~but I think I would make matters worse sooooo I will probably paint over & see what happens! Most of the paint went under the drier. I am in good shape unless Martha S comes to visit!!!lol oh, the alcohol did lighten it up a lot ;)Bridget

  • Leslie D
    on Apr 22, 2013

    I'm with @House Boy, Inc. , I've used the grout paint before with great results. Hopefully you can find a matching color, or just find an alternate color that works with your tile and paint all of the grout in that area. A toothbrush to scrub in the paint and a rag and water to clean up as you go is all that is needed. Use a grout sealer to protect the painted grout when finished (they have small bottles with a brush on the end to apply the sealer at the big box stores. It's a bit of hands and knees work, but the results were great when we used it.

  • Bridget Casey
    on Apr 22, 2013

    Thank you...I have two options 1) paint the grout or 2) move! I thought being a Nurse was complicated!!! Lol

  • Pamela Walker
    on Apr 22, 2013

    Bridget, you can use a grout saw it is really easy. It is kinda like a tooth brush for grout LOL Just go to Home Depot (I work there LOL) and ask one of them to help you and they will walk you through the whole process. If you paint it with the grout paint it will just work it's way back out again. And I bet the whole process will cost around $20.00 Good luck, but you don't need it cause it is easy peasy LOL

  • The Paint Wagon
    on Apr 23, 2013

    Have you tried just leaving water puddled on it for awhile and scrubbing? Paint thinner is mainly for oil-based paints and Goof-off is mainly for adhesives. Latex is a water-based paint and therefore water-soluble. It sounds simple, but sometimes it is.

  • Bridget Casey
    on Apr 23, 2013

    Thanks, I will try it!B

  • Queen Bee WorkShop
    on Apr 25, 2013

    Bridget, before you move...or saw it out...there is a product called Lift Off ..Latex Based Paint Remover from Home Depot or Lowes....this is the best product I have ever found for removing dried paint on anything....the trick is to let it set on the grout because it is so porous, and then us a stiff bristled brush.

  • Bridget Casey
    on Apr 25, 2013

    Great suggestion...I will give it a try! Cheaper then moving ;)B

  • Donna turnbow
    on Apr 28, 2013

    I read somewhere that rubbing alcohol does the trick. even on old paint. So When I pulled up my carpet and found lots of paint on the floor I tried it. I soaked a rag in it and let it set a few minutes. It works. Even on old paint spatters .

  • Bridget Casey
    on Apr 28, 2013

    Thanks!

  • Therese C
    on Apr 28, 2013

    Bridget...if you don't feel comfortable with a grout saw, go to the dollar or beauty store near you and get an electric nail filer. (lind of reminds me of a dremel) and run it over the grout. It really couldn't be much easier. Once you are done, put a new tip on the grinder, sit back, file your nails, and admire your handy work...LOL

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