“It says here we should find out what type of paint we have on our walls.”
Mike thinks for a second before saying “I’m pretty sure it’s a latex/acrylic paint. Our house is fairly new and oil-based paints aren’t used nearly as much anymore. We should still test it to see though.”
Jess goes to grab either an acetone-based solvent or denatured alcohol will Mike finds the cotton swabs. They meet back in a corner of the family room to test out the paint.
Mike dampens the cotton swab with the solvent and rubs it on the wall quickly, using a little bit of pressure.
They look on the swab to see color, meaning the paint came off a bit. “Seems like I was right,” Mike says happily, “We’ve got ourselves latex-based painted walls.” If no color had been found on the swab then the couple would have oil-based paint on their walls.
Now they can get on with learning how to clean wall paint.