January 20, 2014

Hasta La Vista Paint Spots

January is floor month around here.  Exciting, right?  Just in case there's any confusion, it really isn't! Basically, it just means that I spend about a week spending all my free time on my hands and knees scrubbing our floors back to clean.  I've been at this for a few years now, and despite all my best efforts our floors have never really gotten back to 100%, mainly because of marks like these:
Confession: I'm a bad, bad DIYer.  I'm patient/lazy, and I never take the time to prep a room before I dive in and start painting.  As a result, there are several paint spots on our floors.  In fairness, most of these are from about 4 years ago when we first moved in (so at least my painting skills have improved considerably), but that also means most of these spots have been on the floor for almost four years.
Obviously, I have tried getting rid of them in the past, but none of my efforts (water, goo gone, scrubbing) have done the trick.  Until now (in case you didn't get the hint from the post title)!  
The magic solution?  Good ole rubbing alcohol!!!  Yep, $1 at the drug store (or even grocery store) and a tiny bit of elbow grease (really, not much though) and my awful paint spots are finally gone once and for all!  
So floor month may not be my favorite time of the year, but at least there was one exciting by product!

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