Remove Dried Paint Drips
A few dried paint drips on natural
trim can make a whole room look
shabby. But you don't need to
strip the woodwork to get rid of them. You
can remove drips—and the streaks of old
paint that make edges of trim so hard to
repaint—just by scraping, even if the
paint has been dry for years.
First, scrape the paint with a metal
putty knife, angling it down so it
doesn't dig into the wood. Paint doesn't stick
well to varnish, and often the drips will
pop right off. Use a razor knife for corners and tough spots.
Finally, clean up any residue by rubbing
the wood with denatured alcohol. Use matching stain or a stain marker
to touch up any light spots.