It was on Pinterest when I first discovered the remedy for removing old paint from my hardwood floors. It was two nights ago when I realized that this little remedy actually worked. I mean, for real. I know I should have removed the paint when it first happened, but I was so engrossed in actually painting, that I didn't. Then daddy told me to use paint thinner and I was hesitant because it would work too well. Literally. It would also remove the shellac from the floors. So I waited. And waited. And finally someone pinned something or I was searching for something (not sure how the story goes at this point), but just know miracles happen.
In about an hour, I was able to remove all the old, dried paint and primer that had splattered on my floor almost a year ago. Yep, that long. The primer was made by Kilz so imagine my surprise when even that came off.
So what did I use? Rubbing alcohol and two paper towels. That is it!
Thanks to this blog post, I have now been enlightened!
I didn't have a full bottle of the regular rubbing alcohol, so I used what I had and finished up with the green kind with Epsom salt mixed in (it's for achy joints and what not and it worked just as well).
This is a run-down of how it all happened:
(Imagine splatters in many places over this floor. The photo below is only one area.)
p.s. Since the floors are done, that means a craft room reveal is coming really, really soon. Don't miss it!