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Hi Friends! I’ve only just begun to understand the magic of tea tree oil. I found out for the first time a few weeks ago when my son decided to use a Sharpie on my laminate floor. Tea tree oil cleaned it off easily after I tried everything else! Came up right away with it. Today I tried tea tree oil as a DIY paint remover and it worked perfectly!
Let me backup and explain why I had to clean paint in the first place. My youngest is having a dinosaur party in a few weeks and we decided to make some dinosaur bones and paint them. He loves painting! Lowe’s was having their $0.99 paint sample sale and he got to pick out one color for just himself and of course he picks bright red!
He had a friend over and I set them up outside to paint. They were having tons of fun painting the bones and I guess a few other things…
So my hubby came home to this on our overhang.
Where I love his enthusiasm and love for art, I’m not a fan of blood looking stains anywhere! I tried a bunch of stuff to get it off but nothing was working. Granted I’m not a fan of chemicals so we don’t have any harsh cleaners in the house so something else might have worked. I remembered how well the tea tree oil worked on the laminate so I figured I’d try. I bought this kind at Trader Joe’s years ago and never used it. I’m not sure why I never tried it!
I kept dabbing some on a paper towel and wiping and voila! It was the perfect DIY paint remover!
That was it! So easy, cheap, and chemical free! I can’t wait to try this on other stuff to see if it works. I’ll keep you posted!! Anything you have found to work miracles??