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    Default Grass vs 13 year old son Winner = 13 year old

    My 13 year old son was charged with painting the back porch. I walked him through what he needed to do and how to do it. I did some of it with him until he got the hang of it.
    I told him to come and get me when he needed to clean the brushes. He took it upon himself to clean the brushes without contacting me. He did this by hosing them off on the grass. All of the grass in that area died.

    My question is: Am I going to have to tear up all of that soil next year and re-soil or will it be ok on it's own and all I have to do is re-seed?

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    How much grass can it be...how much are we talking about in Sq./Ft.

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    It was about 8' x 8'.

    My wife just looked at it (I'm at work). She said it is closer to 5' x 5'. Still a big area.
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    WoW...thats a lot of area...I don't know how rinsing off a brush with latex paint could kill that much grass...I don't know If I have ever heard of latex paint killing grass...maybe someone else will have an answer...

    I am going to guess that it has a good chance of growing back...

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    I'm mystified too, but thanks. Hopefully it will grow back.

    It's weird because you can even see the spray pattern in the area where grass once was.

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    I have never had a problem with water-based paints killing grass.

    But mineral spirits used to clean caulk or clean oil-based paints will kill it.

    Are you sure mineral spirits were not involved with his clean-up?

    It will grow back though. My little spots did after I did my windows.

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