Renovations, colorful redecoration projects and beautiful artwork all have one thing in common: paint. Using paint in any project is fun and easy, but it can potentially be very messy. Whether you’re dealing with a small oopsie or a big puddle, paint can always be cleaned up with many different methods and tools.
A Little Bit of Paint
Small paint spills can be cleaned up with ease. If the paint is still fresh, you can use a damp cloth to remove paint from the surface. Keeping a damp cloth with you while you’re painting can help make cleaning easier because you can wipe up any dripping paint before it has any time to dry. However, if there is a small amount of paint on a mirror or window, it’s better to let it dry before cleaning. It’s easy to scrape it off the smooth surface once the paint is dry.
A Good Amount of Paint
For spills larger than a spatter, you need to make sure you act fast before the paint dries. Make sure to scoop up the excess paint from the surface with a paper towel or another object and throw it in the trash. Do not rinse large amounts of paint down the sink as it can cause environmental and health damage. Surfaces to pay special attention to are wood, carpet, tile, and concrete. These surfaces have many crevices and holes, so it’s important to act fast if you spill paint on these surfaces.
A Lot of Paint
Big spills can look impossible to clean up and deal with, but don’t worry! If you’re dealing with a lot of paint on the floor, it’s a good idea to have a spill kit on hand. It doesn’t have to be expensive — cellulose absorbs most liquids, and you can get 30lbs of it for around $15. Remember always to scoop up large amounts of paint to throw away into the trash, act fast, and don’t let the paint dry so that it can be removed quickly and efficiently.
While keeping these cleaning tips in mind, don’t forget to always take extra precautions and protect any surface area that you don’t want the paint to get on, such as furniture, floors and decorative pieces. Drop cloths are inexpensive and provide a good way of protecting floors and furniture. Protect your surfaces, and have fun with your next project.