How to Remove Paint From Grout

How to Remove Paint From Grout. If you decided to do a little painting and had an accident with paint spilling or splattering on the grout, don't worry. Removing paint from grout is not as difficult as you may think.

Step 1

Determine if the paint is still wet or if it is already dry on the grout. You can check this by either lightly touching the paint or by using a cotton swab or other small, delicate object. If you do not want the paint to get on your hands or fingers then use the cotton swab.

Step 2

Wipe the majority of any wet paint off the grout with paper towels. This will make for less mess in the remaining steps.

Step 3

Pour a small amount of paint thinner onto the grout. Be sure to start with a small amount, otherwise too much paint thinner can become too runny, making for an even bigger mess to clean up.

Step 4

Scrub the grout with an old rag or cleaning brush. Using a brush will help to remove paint from deep within the grout crevices.

Step 5

Rinse the area with clean water. Be sure to use an old towel or rag to catch all the water that is now been tainted with paint.

Step 6

Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until you remove all of the excess paint from the grout.