How to Remove Paint From a Slate Floor

Updated November 21, 2016

Slate flooring is durable and naturally stain-resistant. However, products like paint can stain the floor. The key to removing paint from a slate floor is to mix an absorbent medium with a chemical. The two ingredients work to absorb the paint out of the slate floor.

Put on a pair of rubber gloves. Pour one part hydrogen peroxide and one part baby powder into a stainless steel bowl.

Mix the two ingredients together with a metal spoon.

Pour the solution onto the paint stain. Leave it on overnight.

Scrape the solution and paint off with a plastic spatula.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Baby powder
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Stainless steel bowl
  • Metal spoon
  • Plastic spatula
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Megan Richardson began her career as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. She has experience in public relations and event planning, and she worked as a writer's assistant to a published author for more than a year. Her work has also appeared in "The Daily Sentinel." Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University