Have you finished the heavy chore of painting the walls, and find that the paint dropped or has dried on the vinyl flooring? Don’t panic, there are useful ways and tips to get paint off vinyl floors!

How To Remove Paint From Vinyl (PVC) Floor?

While painting at a room, drop or spill may drip to your vinyl flooring. The paint stains cleaned immediately do not generally pose any concern. However, once dry, they can be much tougher. If you are faced with a stubborn paint stain, despite all your efforts, you have not managed to clean a stain of dry paint? Do not panic: No matter how old the paint stain is, you can easily wipe it off the floor by following any of these tips for removing paint from the PVC floor.

How To Clean Wet Paint On Vinyl PVC Floor?

If you react quickly when the paint drops on the vinyl floor, the stain will be removed quickly and easily.

  1. Use the dry paper towel or soft cloth wipe up the splash, surround the splash with rags if the spill is large.
  2. Wipe it up until there is nothing else you can by simple wiping. 
  3. Use damp paper towels to tackle the rest of the spilled paint.
  4. Wash the floor with a damp cloth and a little dish soap if paint penetration. 
  5. Rinse with clean water, dry the floor with another clean cloth.

How To Remove Dray Paint From Vinyl Flooring?

Once the blobs of paint have dried, mainly mechanical means and maybe a little chemistry help:

If the paint has already dried on the vinyl floor, start by placing a soggy rag over the stain. 

  1. Leave it there for a minimum time of 15 minutes, allowing the water to penetrate under the edges of the dry paint.
  2. Carefully insert the plastic spatula under the edge of the paint. 
  3. Scrape under the dry paint, adding more water if necessary to help loosen it. Usually, the paint will peel off the vinyl floor instantly.
  4. Remove the remaining paint residue by gently rubbing with a plastic scouring pad and a little dish soap.
  5. If necessary, use a vinyl eraser. Rinse with clean water and dry with a cloth.

How To Remove Old Paint From Vinyl Floor?

If stubborn old paint is left on your vinyl floor, then you need some tools to help you clean it, although this does not seem easy, the following steps still allow you to effectively remove old paint stains on the floor:

  1. With the help of a metal spatula, carve the stain, always in the same direction, not in circles. 
  2. Peel off as much of the paint as possible. 
  3. Now with the help of a brush, carve out the paint residues that were stuck to the floor.
  4. Once you finish, clean the remaining dust with a broom.

How To Get Latex, Water-Based Paint Off Vinyl Floor?

To clean water-based paint stains the most important thing is to start by cleaning the paint on the floor as quickly as possible. The latex paint is made of water, so if it is still fresh it will be cleaned completely with soap and water.

  1. You can put paper over the stain to absorb excess paint from the floor faster. 
  2. After removing as much paint as possible from the floor, make a soap and water-based solution.
  3. Then wipe the paint on the floor with it until it is completely removed. 
  4. Finally dry the floor with clean cloths or paper.

How To Remove Oil Paint From Vinyl Flooring?

It is not easy to remove the dried oil paint, remove excess paint before it begins to dry:

  1. Take a flat spatula (preferably metal) and taking care not to scratch the floor. 
  2. Then quickly wipe a solvent-based cloth over the floor to remove the rest of the paint. 
  3. Don’t use too much solvent or you could risk affecting the floor design.
  4. To remove the dry paint stains from the vinyl floor, the first thing you have to do is carve the stain with the spatula until all possible paint residues are removed. 
  5. Then add some solvent to the rest of the stain and brush it with the brush until it is removed from the floor. 
  6. With the cloths, absorb the solvent with paint residues from the floor and repeat this last step a few times if you see it necessary.

How To Remove Artificial Food Coloring Paint From Vinyl PVC Floor?

Watercolor paints and pigments in food are also the enemies of vinyl floors, and may even penetrate into the floor and be difficult to remove. The below tips can help you out:

  1. Create a mixture of detergent and water to clean the paint on the floor so you can remove the dye faster. 
  2. Then carve with a brush to remove the paint that is mostly stuck to the ground. 
  3. If the stain is very difficult to remove, add chlorine to the mixture and let it rest for 10 minutes before cleaning it again.

Follow any of these tips to clean vinyl floor paint stains and it will leave your PVC floor clean and shiny. In case you need them, we also share some tips to clean vinyl floor and repair scratches on vinyl floor.