Removing paint from a dishwasher door

by Lynn
Any suggestions on how to remove white paint from my black dishwasher door? I thought that I had wiped it clean while I was painting, but I had not. Any ideas...would be appreciated.
  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 01, 2016
    Try making a paste of baking soda and water. Gently rub on to the spot with a soft cloth.Once the paint is loosened follow with a regular cleaning of white vinegar and water.
  • Dayna Barnes Dayna Barnes on May 02, 2016
    What type of paint was it? and what type of surface does your dishwasher have?
  • SandyT SandyT on May 02, 2016
    Have you tried a magic eraser? I was able to remove dried latex paint from the stove with one. The stove is in the basement so it wasn't noticed for about a month, but the eraser worked. I love happy surprises. Good luck.
  • John John on May 02, 2016
    Most paint nowadays is water base paint and does not adhere itself into the pores of the metal. soda as suggested above is used on the glass tops of glass stoves to clean the regents of frying off. This should do it without scratching the service. When finished, wipe it down with a clean dust-free soft rag. This picked up all the dust and remnants of the soda. Then used a soft car polish to finish the glow. Make sure the polish is non abrasive, (non cleaner-polish) or use a car wax. I have an old can of Johnson's wax for appliances that works great and lasts a long time. Good luck.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on May 02, 2016
    If it is a black shiny surface, you will likely get one abrasion with whatever you use. Most dishwasher covers are reversible, so check if yours is and it might make you feel better if you scratch and can't ignore the mark.
  • Constance G Constance G on May 02, 2016
    Hot soapy water if its a water based paint, a soft cleaning rag and some elbow grease.