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.
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.
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) (Pretty Handy Girl)
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!