Removing Paint from Bark - Knowledgebase Question

Southbury, CT
Question by jkahn7
May 30, 2006
I have a young weeping Japanese maple that has a band of yellow paint on the bark. It may have come from an overspray when someone was defining landscape boundries. How can I remove this hideous paint?

Answer from NGA
May 30, 2006


Unfortunately I don't know of a safe way to remove the paint. The strong solvents used to remove paint would damage the bark and harm the tree. I think you'll have to wait for it to weather off. Perhaps they used a water based paint that will wash or flake off quickly.

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