Wet Paint: Water Based
Blot up as much of the wet paint as possible; avoid spreading it. Wash the material with warm soapy water, then follow with warm water to remove the soap residue. Use a soft toothbrush to extricate paint worked into the valleys of the leather grain. Do not scrub the material; rather use a soft swirling motion to loosen the paint.
Wet Paint: Oil Based
Blot up as much of the wet paint as possible; avoid spreading it. Wet a soft cloth or sponge with mineral spirits and wipe up the paint residue. Mineral spirits is a clear water white solvent sold in hardware and paint stores, often as paint thinner for oil-based paints. A combustible liquid, it is a distillate of petroleum and has a mild odor similar to kerosene. Keep it away from ignition sources, use with adequate ventilation, and follow the manufacturer’s label instructions. Avoid alcohols, ketones such as acetone, and nail polish removers.
Several cleanings may be necessary to remove the last of the paint and to avoid a hazy or chalky appearance on the NYTEK® surface once the solvent has evaporated. In the final cleanings, be sure to use a new, clean cloth to avoid transferring paint back to the NYTEK® surface.
Dried Paint: Water Based or Oil Based
If the paint has dried, work on small areas. Wet the paint with mineral spirits. The mineral spirits will help to loosen the dried paint from the NYTEK® surface. The dried paint must be gently scraped off using a fingernail or a fingernail file to get under the edge of the paint.