Removing smeared paint

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by allym, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. allym

    allym New Member

    I recently got some white gloss paint on a grey upvc door. I thought I'd removed it all, but in this bright sunshine you can see a big white smear.

    Any ideas how might I remove this?
    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Upvc solvent cleaner but go steady with it. Can damage surface but what the window fitters use to wipe over. Micro fibre cloth will help to. Available from lots of places Wickes. Screwfix ect
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  3. allym

    allym New Member

    Thank you Wayne. I'll give it a try.
  4. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Water based or solvent based gloss ?

    Whatever you use to clean with, work it in with a nail brush, rinse and repeat, again with nail brush (or similiar)

    Trouble is the paint is trapped in the plastic ‘wood’ grain so need to tease it out with bristle brush

    Good luck
  5. allym

    allym New Member

    Solvent based.
    Good advice about the nail brush. All fingers are crossed.
  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    BIG WIPES and/or WD40.
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  7. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    If using a chemical/solvent type cleaner, check first door construction

    Some coloured upvc is a solid colour all way through upvc, some is foil wrapped and others are a sprayed finish

    If you know supplier/manufacturer, maybe check with them. Solvent based gloss is clearly gonna be difficult to remove without damaging door finish
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  8. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    and a toothbrush.
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