How do you remove emulsion paint from a car's bodywork?

I was cleaning out my garage and accidentally spilled some emulsion paint on my car. Is there any way to remove this paint from my car’s bodywork?

Answer
Super sorry that happened, but there’s definitely an easy fix! If you want to avoid an expensive new paint job, you should be able to remove the emulsion paint easily. Here’s how to do it.
Rub the affected area with soap and hot water. If the emulsion paint is water-based, it should just come off with the application of hot water and a bit of muscle.
If it’s oil-based, though, you may be able to get it off with turpentine, alcohol, or acetone, but there’s no guarantee. It’s always worth a shot, though!
If you want to make sure your car is protected from any eventuality, you may want to review your car insurance policy to make sure you’re getting the best deal on the coverage you need, check out the Jerry app—we’ll get you customized quotes from top providers, so that all you need to do is choose the plan that works best for you!
Happy cleaning, and best of luck!
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 10, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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