Spilt lacquer

Q: We have ***** hard wood flooring in our family room, dining room and entry hall. When the painter was finishing the front door and sprayed lacquered on it, a lot of it formed as a film on our hardwood flooring.

He had it covered by the door about ten feet, but a good part of the rest of the floor got coated with the lacquer. We did not notice it for about three weeks later. How can it be removed?

A: I doubt you have any hope of removing that without disturbing the existing finish. Lacquer thinner will also dissolve the polyurethane. You might be able to have the floors buffed and coated, but that is not a fun prospect, given the aluminium oxide coating used and bevelled edges.