How to Get Spray Paint off a Vinyl Fence

Unintended spray paint on your vinyl fence is unsightly.
Restore the appearance of your fence by scrubbing off unwanted spray paint.Restore the appearance of your fence by scrubbing off unwanted spray paint.
Whether you inadvertently got the spray paint on there yourself or your fence was a victim of graffiti, removing it is likely a priority to keep the appearance of the fence intact. You can remove spray paint from a vinyl fence quickly with the right products and techniques.

Step 1

Dip a paintbrush into a can of lacquer thinner. Brush a moderate coating of the lacquer thinner onto the spray paint spots.

Step 2

Let the lacquer thinner sit on the fence for 10 minutes. Scrub off the spray paint with a rag, rubbing the rag in the same direction at all times to prevent the paint from smearing.

Step 3

Wash the affected area of the fence with a sponge and a solution of hot, soapy water. Rinse well with water from the garden hose.

Step 4

Scrub any remaining spray paint from the fence with acetone. Moisten a rag with acetone and gently scrub away the paint. Wash the fence again with the soapy water solution and rinse well.

Things You Will Need

  • Paintbrush
  • Lacquer thinner
  • Rags
  • Sponge
  • Dish soap
  • Garden hose
  • Acetone

Tip

  • Graffiti removal products available at most home improvement centers can also serve to remove spray paint from vinyl fences. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using these products.

Warning

  • Wear rubber gloves and safety goggles when using lacquer thinner or acetone. Use only enough of these products to remove the spray paint. Oversaturation with lacquer thinner or acetone can weaken the vinyl. Acetone may also dull the vinyl.

About the Author

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.