Whether your brush slipped while painting a porch or vandals sprayed graffiti, you should remove the paint stains as quickly as possible. You have 4 options when learning how to get paint off vinyl siding. The approach that you choose depends on the type of paint and how long it has been there.
4 Methods for Learning How to Get Paint Off Vinyl Siding
First identify whether the paint is water-based or oil-based. Then determine whether the paint is relatively fresh or has been there a long time.
- For fresh or old, water-based paint, go to Method 1.
- For fresh, oil-based paint, go to Method 2.
- For old, oil-based paint, go to Method 3.
- For all stubborn paint stains, go to Method 4.
- Mix laundry detergent with warm water in a bucket
- Scrub paint with detergent solution.
- Rinse with water.
- If some paint lingers, scrub again.
- Rinse with a power washer on a low to medium pressure setting.
- Wipe remaining paint traces with isopropyl alcohol.
- Rinse again.
- Soak a rag with isopropyl alcohol.
- Wipe off relatively fresh oil-based paint with alcohol.
- Next, get a scrub brush and work on leftover paint.
- After scrubbing off paint, scrub area with detergent and water solution.
- Rinse with water using a pressure washer.
- Scrape off dried, oil-based paint as much as possible without gouging siding.
- Apply acetone paint remover to the stain.
- Scrub stain with paint remover.
- Wash area with detergent and water solution and rinse with water.
- When other methods for how to get paint off vinyl siding fail, buy some graffiti remover for vinyl siding.
- Apply graffiti remover to water or oil-based paint stain.
- Scrub stain until product lifts off paint.
- Wash with detergent and water solution and rinse.