Avoid paint strippers by removing paint from old hardware using a hot water bath.....If you want to strip paint from metal without the nasty fumes and mess of chemical strippers, just fill a slow cooker with water and set the dial to high. The heat and moisture will soften the paint, and often it will fall off as a single piece.

How to Remove Paint From Hardware

How to remove paint from hardware. Hot water in old crock pot paint stripping. Soak painted hardware in hot water to loosen many layers of paint and make cleaning much easier. Works on most paints. Not so on finishes like lacquer.

Baking soda and boiling water to remove paint from metal hardware

The Easy Way to Get Paint off of Hardware

Removing years of bad paint decisions from hinges and door knobs. Easy as water, heat, and baking soda. I actually did this in my old bungalow. Really very easy, butr emember, metal gets hot people.... I may or may not have burned myself.

How To: Strip Hardware with Baking Soda

paint thinner on a file cabinet - taking it down to its natural metal  jmoinajo edit: I did this before and really liked the look. wait to seal it, and you will get strange rust patterns from humidity. Seal with a clear gloss as soon as you like what you see.

Little Green Notebook: Stripping Metal. Wonder if this is what my vintage filing cabinet looks like underneath?

How to remove the ugly plastic coating from cheap wire baskets to reveal the "vintage" goodness beneath

“Vintage” Wire Basket from a Plastic Coated Caddy…using a cool method you might not expect! (The Painted Hive)

This is the best tip for easily removing layers of old paint from furniture. You won't believe how simple this is!

Pour citrusstrip brand paint stripper into a metal container using an old paint brush, cover painted area you want to strip. Cover with garbage bags let sit 24 hrs. Scrape use mineral spirits to remove rest of paint and citrusstrip.

Removing Paint from Metal + Lamp Reveal // Budget Girl --- Bad paint job? Need to fix a small mistake? Here are two easy methods of removing paint (acrylic AND spray paint) from a metal surface.

Removing Paint from Metal + Lamp Reveal

Removing Paint from Metal + Lamp Reveal // Budget Girl --- Bad paint job? Need to fix a small mistake? Here are two easy methods of removing paint (acrylic AND spray paint) from a metal surface.

how to easily remove old paint from old hardware using only soap and water - so simple!!

How to remove paint from old hardware - using only soap and water!

Instead of using an old pot, I bought an old crock pot at a thrift store and use it to remove paint from hardware! how to easily remove old paint from old hardware using only soap and water - so simple!

4 Ways to Remove Paint from Metal Hinges (& other door hardware)

4 Ways to Remove Paint from Metal Hinges (& other door hardware) (Pretty Handy Girl)

How to Remove Paint from Metal and Wicker | how-tos | DIY

How to Remove Paint from Metal and Wicker

How To Restore : Remove paint from wicker: Different techniques are used for stripping wicker and metal than those used for stripping paint from wood.

How to Remove Paint from Metal

How to Remove Paint from Metal

wipe down metal objects with vinegar before painting to keep the paint from peeling - I need to remember this

10 Uses for Vinegar

Before painting galvanized metal or concrete, wipe down the object or surface with vinegar, using a sponge or lint-free cloth. This little trick will help your paint job last longer. (Not that you would want to paint galvanized metal!

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