How do you remove paint from a car's boot, or trunk?

What's the best way to get spilled paint out of my trunk? My British mother-in-law borrowed my car to go to Home Depot. When she returned, she told me a gallon of paint tipped over in the car's boot (or trunk) and the lid came off.

“Start by scooping up as much paint as you can from the car’s boot (aka trunk). After that, you can use soapy water to clean up latex paint or turpentine oil to clean up oil-based paint.
Here’s how:
  • Soak a cloth with the water or oil, then dab the paint with the cloth.
  • After that, scrub to start removing the paint.
  • Rinse and repeat as necessary.
  • Finally, let the trunk dry.
What a mess! We feel for you. You could skip the trouble and opt to have your car professionally detailed. But sadly, no matter which cleanup method you choose, it’s unlikely the cost will be covered by your car insurance policy.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Sep 02, 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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