With the right means, paint can also be removed from stone tiles relatively easily. However, there are a few things you should pay attention to in order to remove the paint gently. For example, you should know what type of stone it is.
How to remove paint from stone
Some types of stone, and therefore stone tiles, have special properties that need to be taken into account when cleaning. So before you start cleaning, you should first find out what type of stone the tiles are made of. Of course, cleaning works best as long as the paint is still damp. A wet cloth is usually sufficient to remove the paint. Should there be splashes of paint on the walls or. If the tiles get on, it is essential to wipe them when they are damp so as not to make cleaning unnecessarily difficult. If the paint is already dry, a wet cloth, which is placed on the dry spots, often helps. Then let the moisture act on the stains for a few hours. Very often the paint can then be peeled off again.
If the stains cannot be removed easily
Unfortunately, it is not easily possible to leave moisture to act on sensitive floor coverings for a longer period of time or to use tools that cause scratches, such as spatulas. The following procedures often help to remove stains:
- Cleaning with hot steam (steam cleaner) often helps
- Carefully remove the remains with a plastic or wooden scraper
- a ceramic hob scraper may also help
Remove stains as gently as possible
If you want to use additional tools to loosen the paint residue, you should always use softer materials so as not to cause scratches. If the above-mentioned agents do not help, it is best to try using suitable cleaning agents for stone tiles, which are available from specialist shops. A commercially available tile cleaner can usually be used to clean all kinds of tiles without any problems, whether matt or glossy or stone or ceramic.
It is best to avoid stains
However, it is always better to avoid the formation of paint stains by covering the affected areas as thoroughly as possible before painting. This preparatory work usually requires significantly less time than the subsequent removal of the paint stains, not to mention the risk of damage to the surfaces.