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Options for Cleaning Paint Off Door Hardware

Cleaning Paint Off Door Hardware with Old Pot

 

Disadvantages of Cleaning Paint Off Door Hardware with Old Pot

  • The Pot Can no Longer be Used for Cooking
  • High Heat May Remove Factory Clear Coat

Advantages of Cleaning Paint Off Door Hardware with Old Pot

  • No Chemical Solvents Needed

Use a Utility Knife to Cut the Paint

 

Fill Pot with Water and Insert Hinges

Bring to a near boil for 10 to 15 minutes then remove a hinge and see if paint is easily removable.

Remove Paint with Brush and Scraper

Dry hinges and Apply Wax

Thoroughly dry the hinges with a clean rag. Once dry apply wax and buff with microfiber cloth until desired polish is reached.

Polish Hinges with Powered Buffer

Before Mounting Door Apply White Lithium Grease to the Hinges

Cleaning Paint Off Hinges with Crockpot with Liner

Advantages of Cleaning Paint Off Hinges with Crockpot and Liner

  • No sacrificial pot needed
  • No Chemical Solvents Needed

Use a Utility Knife to Cut the Paint

 

Install Crockpot Liner, Fill with Water and Insert Hinges

Let the hinges soak for a couple hours. The longer they soak the easier the pait removal will be.

Remove Paint with Brush and Scraper

Dry hinges and Apply Wax

Thoroughly dry the hinges with a clean rag. Once dry apply wax and buff with microfiber cloth until desired polish is reached.

Polish Hinges with Powered Buffer

Before Mounting Door Apply White Lithium Grease to the Hinges

Remove Paint from Brass Hardware by Soaking in Acetone

Advantages of Removing Paint from Brass Hardware by Soaking in Acetone

  • Softens Paint Making Removal Easy
  • No heat

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Cleaning Paint Off Brass Door Hardware