Paint stains & building mess
Building, tiling and renovating are all messy trades. Laying a floor is usually one of the earlier tasks, so a stone or tile surface is exposed to all kinds of hazards until the work is completed. Damage that occurs during this time is usually either general building mess and paint stains.
Paint stains on tiles
If a stone or tile surface is left unprotected during painting work, it is likely to get paint droplets (at best), or possibly even a large paint spill (at worst). It is very difficult to remove paint from tiles, and it gets harder the longer the paint is left to set.
How to remove paint from tiles:
Firstly, protect the surface in the first place! But if it’s too late for that, a Slique Deep Dirt Extraction can remove paint from tiles where it is in droplet form, and Blemish Removal can work on stubborn or larger paint spills.
It can help the restoration process if you’re able to use a paint scraper to remove as much of the paint from the tiles as possible without scratching the tiles, or smearing the paint further.
Protect the surface
A stone or tile floor should ALWAYS be protected during building work, renovations or painting. For an article on the best way to protect your surface during this time, refer to our Articles section and search 'protecting stone during building or renovations".
For professional help:
If you need help to remove paint from tiles, you can book a free Slique Consultation – we’ll come and give you a quote for our Technicians to professionally remove the paint from your tiles and restore the surface to as-new condition.
Click here to view the contact details of your local Slique branch
Click here to read more about professional tile cleaning to remove paint droplets or clean up builder's mess
Click here to read more about Blemish Removal to remove larger paint stains
If you want to try removing paint stains from tiles yourself, you can purchase a tile & grout cleaning sponge from either our Australian or New Zealand webstores. (Results will vary depending on how long the paint has had to cure on the tiles)