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Removing old paint question

Posted by vgkg (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 3, 12 at 11:41

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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RE: Removing old paint question

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.

RE: Removing old paint question

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

RE: Removing old paint question

I'd sooner vote for the Lacquer thinner, or similar solvent.

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