How do I remove insects from fresh paint?

If bugs land on the wet paint, let them stay until the paint dries. Once dry, remove them with a clean paint brush. You might end up with small, unnoticeable “bug prints,” but that’s better than removing the bugs and trying to touch up partially dry paint. Using a faster-drying exterior-latex paint, like Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint, is helpful in this situation. Latex paint dries quicker than oil-based paints, giving insects less time to get stuck in the coating.