Asked on Apr 25, 2019

How do I remove dried rustoleum on vinyl siding?

England PatriciaLinda SikutJoy30150932
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I got a considerable amount of rustoleum on my white Vinland siding. The paint is almond color. It’s dried but how do I remove it without damaging my siding?

7 answers
  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Hi England,

    Rustoleum is an oil-based paint so there are a few things you can try such as mineral spirits or paint thinner. Just be careful that it doesn't pull off the color of the paint. If you use a clean paper towel or cloth for each swipe, you should be able to see the color. A less invasive way would be to first try a grit style cleaner like Bar Keepers Friend or a scrubbing pad. Again be careful of the vinyl. Sometimes paint will actually chip off easily because without a primer it won't hold well. One more idea is to try acetone. While I've never had this problem, these ideas have worked for others. Wishing you the best.

  • Donna
    Donna
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Try bleach

  • Joy30150932
    Joy30150932
    on Apr 25, 2019

    You can take a scraper and very carefully try to scrape off most of the paint. If the siding is vinyl it will be colored all the way through and should not show.

  • England Patricia
    England Patricia
    on Apr 25, 2019

    I’ve tried bar tenders friend with a scrub brush and it did nothing I’ll try acetone next

  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Hi England,

    I had another thought about what your best course of action might be. Since you know the who is the manufacturer, I'd suggest giving them a call to see if they have an answer for you. If the siding is fairly new, you might even be able to get help from the supplier or the installer. I hope this extra tip can help.

  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Hi again England,

    I went looking again for something to help you. This time I used oil based paint instead of Rustoleum after searching Rustoleum's website trying to find an answer for you. This one has removal ideas for latex paint, oil-based paint and spray paint. Maybe one of these ideas will work for you.

    http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/how-to-remove-paint-from-vinyl-siding/

  • England Patricia
    England Patricia
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Thank you so much that page helped me a lot I’m going to get that stuff!

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