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What's the best way to remove old paint from window glass?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Drew Bethel, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Drew Bethel

    Drew Bethel Screenwriter

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    I heard of the old razor blade technique but was wondering if there is a more efficient remedy. Thanks.
     
  2. KyleS

    KyleS Screenwriter

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    Drew,

    Do you know what kind of paint is on the window? If it is a oil style paint or even Latex then you could use some Paint Spirits with a squirt bottle on a mist spray. Spray the glass and whatever else you want to remove the paint from and then let it set. Repeat a couple of times to make sure the paint is loose then just use a paint scraper to easily remove the paint. The Razor blade will work well as long as you dont have a lot of surface area to remove.

    KyleS
     
  3. Drew Bethel

    Drew Bethel Screenwriter

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    Thanks Kyle, yes, it is most latex paint - I think. Our house has the old fashioned windows (built in 1937) so I won't be able to just spary and clean.
     
  4. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Razor blade will probably be your best bet. The latex should come of easily in rubbery chunks.
     
  5. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    Heat gun helps too....
     
  6. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    without question a razor blade. there isn't a simpler, faster or neater method that i can think of.

    using a wet solution will be messy. a heat-gun may actually soften the paint too much, casing it to get all goopy...

    you can buy special blades that kinda look like a drywall spatula - that way you have a safe grip with a wide scraping surface.
     

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