How to remove dried paint from a wooden surface: a safe method without stench

Julia PeschanskayaLife
How to remove dried paint from a wooden surface

Wooden furniture or floors lose their attractive appearance over time, and then the owners have to remove the old coating and apply a new coat of paint. But without experience and skills, you can easily damage the surface, which will lead to unnecessary costs.

OBOZ.UA has found a safe method that will help to cope with this, avoiding the risks and stench of aggressive chemicals. You will need one natural ingredient that can be purchased at an affordable price at a pharmacy or ordered online.


This is a non-toxic product that can dissolve organic and inorganic compounds well. It is often used to make cosmetics, perfumes, household chemicals, and other products.

Glycerin will also be an effective assistant in removing dried paint from a wooden surface. Due to its chemical properties, the mixture will break down hardened particles. One of the important advantages of glycerin is that it is odorless, so the pungent aroma will not disturb you while working.

First, you need to thoroughly clean the surface. This may require a vacuum cleaner, mop, and damp cloth.

After removing dirt and dust, generously apply the solution to the necessary areas and leave it for 30 minutes, or better for an hour, depending on the paint.

Next, you'll need a dull knife or metal scraper to remove the softened paint particles. Don't forget to wear gloves and a protective mask. Do everything carefully so as not to damage the surface.

Then wipe it with a damp cloth and the furniture or floor is ready for the next stage of restoration.

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