Asked on Jun 21, 2017

How do I get latex paint off of trex decking?

Christie Miller
by Christie Miller
  4 answers
  • I found this on one of the composite decking sites

    when paint is dry: use 100% acetone (e.g., nail polish remover) and dilute with tap water at max 50/50, with rag vigorously wipe

    then - since paint will have been spread around (looking like a stain) - use Goo Gone and finish the rest until clean, is now nearly spotless

  • Julie M. Julie M. on Jun 21, 2017

    I would use Goof Off. Try it in an inconspicuous place first to see if it affects the decking material.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jun 21, 2017

    Call or email the manufacturer.

  • Christie Miller Christie Miller on Jun 21, 2017

    xx of Off doesn't work but maybe OOPS might work. We are going to try that today. I am a little nervous about acetone on trex decking. Thank you for the idea. Have you actually used it on Trex deck materials? I splattered an entire gallon of pink paint on the trex deck. Not a happy husband!!!