Did You Know Windex Is Like A Paint Remover?

Had this question posed to me by Anne who had used Caromal paints on an end table –

Had a problem recently with the paint.   Windex was spilled on a table I painted after the paint was dried. The windex took the paint right off the table…

Windex has isopropyl alcohol in it –   not a pretty mix with water based paint products.


Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) liquefies the oldest paint. Wet paint thoroughly and cover with plastic to prevent evaporation. Paint will wash off with water after a short time. Latex paint may be removed from clothing by soaking followed by machine washing. The results are gratifying. Remember that alcohol is quite flammable. Detergent and water will remove latex before it dries.

Windex on any paint would have removed it unless you had a barrier to save your surface –  a topcoat.

You can use any of your favorite topcoats with the Caromal Colours paints.   I often recommend the Wipe-On Poly’s because they are quick and easy and don’t leave application marks.   Min-wax has one (I stock)  and so does General Finishes.   We also carry Liberon Furniture Waxes.   Liberon has been around for years and is known for their furniture products.   The Liberon Bison Wax provides a lovely protective finish – against stuff like water etc  (even alchohol!)


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