Removing old paint question

vgkgJune 3, 2012

Hi there,

I'm restoring an old hoosier cabinet and have removed all the old metal hardware parts which are layered in old paint. What would be the best solution to remove the paint so that I can reuse the hardware? Would soaking in turpentine over night do it or is there something newer and better to use?

Many Thanks for any advice

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Turpentine or paint thinner probably won't do much. Lacquer thinner works pretty well though. I usually will soak it overnight, then use a toothbrush to help release the old paint. Wear gloves and let them soak outside as those fumes can really stink up your house.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 12:49PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

I have aways used paint remover, pour some in a coffee can, throw in the hinges overnight, done.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 5:09AM
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I'd sooner vote for the Lacquer thinner, or similar solvent.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 10:41PM
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