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How do you get paint off woodwork?

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Or can't you? My dd & I painted a 1/2 bath (it's been quite a while ago) and got some of the wall color on the white baseboards. Is there any way to get it off? Or do I have to sand it and repaint (please say no)? Thanks!!
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Yes, you can get the paint off the woodwork, you just need to be careful with whatever product you pick to use.

Here are some suggestions:

-If its not oil base paint, You can remove the paint drips with a bucket of water and a wet rag. Wipe the wet rag across the floor and let it moisten the paint drops for about a minute. Then go back over it with the rag with a little rubbing. It will come up this way I have found the best without using chemicals. If its dried oil base, you will need a alcohol base cleaner to get it up.

-Try lightly sanding with a light grade sandpaper, but that would probably take the white off and then you would have to recover that area with white paint.

-Buy some paint remover at home depot or use finger nail polish

-Try goof-off, though some of the finish may come off with it. You may need to touch up the finish with polyurethane after getting the paint off.

-Go to the hardware store and get some denatured alcohol and put a dab on a rag and the paint will rub off without doing any harm to the hardwood floor.

-There's a cleaner that painters use called Krud Kutter.

I have also read something about putting olive oil on it and letting it sit for a bit and the paint will peel right off.
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Thanks for the suggestions!!
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