Front Porch Flooring – Porches add interesting focal points to the outside of the house, as well as providing an open-air space to relax. Porch floors are usually made of wood, such as pine, cedar, and mahogany, for stability and longevity. When accidental paint splatters find their way onto porch floors while homeowners undertake exterior painting projects, unwanted paint can ruin the appearance of the porch and detract from the overall aesthetic appeal of the porch.
Quickly remove unwanted paint to prevent further penetration of the wood and increasing its bond to the front porch flooring. Mix 3/4 cup rubbing alcohol with 1/4 cup lemon juice in a spray bottle. Spray the solution directly onto the paint. Scrape off the paint as much as possible using a butter knife. Gently apply the knife to the porch floor to prevent gouging the wood. Examine the porch floor for the remaining paint. If the floor is still spoil with stubborn paint stains, wear long clothing, safety glasses, chemical resistant gloves and a respirator to prepare for the use of a remover solvent.
Apply a spoonful of solvent-based paint remover to the remaining paint using a disposable brush. Follow the instructions of the product manufacturer on the box. Let the paint stripper permeate the paint for the exact amount of time recommended by the manufacturer. Dislodge the softened paint and remover from the front porch flooring with a putty knife.