- Have you ever successfully removed paint (water-based) from a tree trunk?
- If yes, how?
We have 2, Newer Tenants who felt the need to paint two, different tree trunks.
One Tenant painted the bottom of the trunk white.
The other Tenant painted some saying on it.
Perhaps it is a cultural thing, but I would have never felt the need to paint a tree nor have thought it was appropriate behavior.
I found the following document online:
- “Graffiti Removal From Trees”
- “Use citrus-based graffiti removal agents that contain such ingredients as natural orange extract. Citrus-based degreasers essentially are the same as graffiti removal agents and available at most retail stores.”
I also found the following suggestion:
- “Take a knife or wire brush and lightly go over the painted area, removing as much stain as possible without cutting into the cambium. This may not get all of the paint, especially in creases. Put 2 or 3 inches of soil in a bucket and and add water and stir. Paint this over the affected area. Let mud dry on the bark. The, let the rain wash off mud or rinse with hose. You don’t have to remove all the mud. The mud will stain the trunk a natural color and blend in the affected area with the rest of the trunk.”
Has anyone tried the above suggestions or used other suggestions?
Thanks in advance for your knowledge!