Not sure if this is appropriate for slate tiles but it did a great job on my slate fire surround. I used that in my entryway but I must admit I had wallpaint on the slate.
Alcohol will dissolve latex paint and shouldnt leave any stain of its own on the slate though it might be hard to get the latex off completely with it.
How to remove paint from slate tiles. Remove the paint stripper and gooey paint with a wooden or plastic scraper. Paint the paint stripper onto the slates surface with a paint roller and paint brush. Leave the towels for 10-15 minutes and when you take up the towel clean the area with magic eraser from Dollar Tree.
Any scratch marks are cured by puttin a little sealer on them. The remaining suborn paint spots were dealt with individually by applying Tile Doctor Remove and Go which is a specialist coatings remover. Granite Black Marble Blue Marble Green Marble Waterjet Cnc Silver Travertine Block.
I have just taken all the paint off of a slate fire surroun using wire wool and on the really bad areas dipped in nitromors. Using a liquid paint remover is going to liquidify the paint but also let it get soaked into the stone and not be able to be removed. Scrape the paint up with a razor blade placed in a razor blade holder.
Beware not to scratch the slate. I guess you paint must be more persistent. No turpentine no paint thinner no paint strippers.
Sealing Riven Slate Tiles. Hold the razor blade as close to parallel to the slate as possible when you scrape to avoid scratching the surface. Soak towels in it and put them on the floor.
Leave the paint stripper in place for the manufacturer-recommended amount of time usually 15 to 30 minutes. After cleaning the slate rinse the tile per the stripper. Was installed in the kitchen of a house in Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria.
The thinner and turp wouldnt work on latex anyway. Otherwise go to a slatestone store to get some advice. Ad Natural Stone Collection of World Stones Slabs Marble Travertine Onyx White Marble.
Learn how to remove layers of paint from ceramic tiles to restore them to their original beauty. The slate has been previously sealed with a number of products including Varnish and the overall effect was inconsistent making the floor dull and had done little to bring out the true beauty of the natural stoneAdditionally varnish is quite brittle and easily. Petroleum based solvents will leave an oily stain on the slate so avoid them.
Slate is by far one of the most poris and stanable natural stones avalible. Use a stiff scrub brush to agitate and remove the white stain. Granite Black Marble Blue Marble Green Marble Waterjet Cnc Silver Travertine Block.
Try 12 cup fabric softener to 1 gallon very warm water. Stripping a Slate Surface. Brazilian Slate tiled floor.
Wash off with plenty of water when clean. When the paint bubbles and loosens it is ready to scrape. You remove a coat of paint from a slate surface such as a floor or countertop just as you remove paint from wood — use a chemical stripper.
Try a Scotch Brite pad and some St Marks cleaner. The last step was to rinse the floor down with water three times in order to wash away any remaining chemical and neutralise they floor before sealing. Ad Natural Stone Collection of World Stones Slabs Marble Travertine Onyx White Marble.
The area should be moist when you scrape. Get a stanley blade and shave the paint off like you would a cut throat on your skin its not been absorbed by the slate its only on the surface. This beautiful.
Because slate has an irregular surface however scraping is more difficult and less efficient. Id use a single edged razer and scrape over the area with it at right angles to the floor lightly. Re-apply the lacquer thinner if necessary.