How can I get paint off car tires?

My wife and I have been making repairs on our shed. While painting the outside, I kicked the can of paint and got a bunch all over my car’s tires. Immediately, I went at it with the hose but it didn’t get as much off as I had hoped. How can I get paint off car tires?

Answer
Paint can be a little tricky to remove from car tires. But with the right tools, you’ll get your tires looking as good as new!
You will need:
  • Baking soda
  • Lemon juice
  • Vegetable oil
  • A heavy-duty brush
  • A garden hose
Soak the tires with the hose and scrub as much of the paint away with your heavy-duty brush as possible.
Once you’ve loosened the paint, apply baking soda and lemon juice to the most problematic areas. Allow the mixture to sit for a moment, then begin scrubbing again with the brush. Rinse the tires with the hose, and repeat as necessary until the paint is gone.
If some paint remains, spray vegetable oil on the problematic areas and allow it to sit. The oil will dissolve the paint particles and make them easier to scrub off. The vegetable oil method will also leave your tires looking shinier than ever!
While waiting for the vegetable oil or the baking soda mixture to set, take some time to check out the Jerry app to see how much you can save on your car insurance.
Once you download Jerry, just answer a handful of questions that will take you roughly 45 seconds to complete and you’ll immediately get car insurance quotes for coverage similar to your current plan. Jerry customers save an average of $879 a year!
Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Nov 25, 2021
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