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Old 02-25-2011, 10:24 AM   #1
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What is the best way to remove small remnants of paint that got onto the hardware? There has got to be a better way than using a cloth and paint thinnner. What is the quickest and fastest way? Thanks!

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Old 02-25-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
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First is to mask it off well so you don't have the problem to begin with. It does happen though (paint getting on stuff); and regular old Krud Kutter works fine if it's water borne. If it's oil, use mineral spirits, but be careful not to use something so corrosive that it takes the finish off the hardware, or dulls the finish. An ounce of pervention is always worth a pound of cure.

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First is to mask it off well so you don't have the problem to begin with. It does happen though (paint getting on stuff); and regular old Krud Kutter works fine if it's water borne. If it's oil, use mineral spirits, but be careful not to use something so corrosive that it takes the finish off the hardware, or dulls the finish. An ounce of pervention is always worth a pound of cure.
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denatured alcohol, with a light touch.
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I have soaked cabinet hardware that was painted in sopay water overnight to get latex off.
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be careful with anything petroleum based that leaves a film like mineral spirits, hence the alcohol which evaporates instantly.
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be careful with anything petroleum based that leaves a film like mineral spirits, hence the alcohol which evaporates instantly.
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dont get paint on them, thats usually the best way to get the paint off.
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dont get paint on them, thats usually the best way to get the paint off.

, but sometimes on repaints, the paint is on the hardware before you even start. Not just specks but covered in paint.

Then is time for soap, water, and brush.
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Boman, you wouldn't use paint thinner? The paint is water based. You think just soap water and a brush is all you need? Pete

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I use glass cleaner and a soft rag. Paint comes right off.
No harsh fumes and will not damage the paint on the walls and trim.
On older hardware with old paint I have had some luck with glass cleaner and 000 stealwool.
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Boman, you wouldn't use paint thinner? The paint is water based. You think just soap water and a brush is all you need? Pete

I see no need for thiner on latex/waterbased.

I let the hinges and handles soak over night and mostly used my fingers and a small stiff cleaning brush and/or rag for the hard to get to details. The paint becomes very loose.

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