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Rmoving paint/ primer..........

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by WoodMann, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. WoodMann

    WoodMann Minister of Fire

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    Hey folks- as many of ya know GF's house is being renovated and we're keeping the original kitchen cabinet hardware. But the contractors painted everything, the black vintage hinges and all. I took one off andd scraped a bit with finternail at first with some success so I tossed it in water/ dishsoap solution thinking it would soften everything up, but in the recessed crevices there's till white paint, is there a solution of some sort tht will take off this new paint/ primer while leaving the original black intact?
    thanks.............

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  2. Hass

    Hass Minister of Fire

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    There's chemical paint strippers to take all the paint off...
    but I doubt it would leave the vintage paint.
  3. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Might be stuck stripping all the paint with a chemical cleaner and starting over.

    Or since the paint is fresh, maybe a heat gun or quick hit w/ a torch would soften the fresh paint and leave the old. The problem would be getting it completely clean as it sounds like there is some decoration where it will be hard to clean the paint out of.

    pen
  4. WoodMann

    WoodMann Minister of Fire

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    Hmm- heat gun, yeah. I'm gonna try that; don't trust myself enough to use a torch. Thanks...................

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