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Home Improvement  /  September 20, 2017

3 Simple Steps To Remove Spray Paint From Metal

While spray paint is a convenient way to give an item a makeover, you may want to change the color or finish of an item in the future. Fortunately, there is a simple way to remove spray paint from metal. Handyman Connection of Butler Warren, the trusted home maintenance expert, explains more:

Spray Paint

  • Step One – Gather all of the materials you will need for this project. You need Citristrip, acetone, paint brushes, an old toothbrush, some lint-free rags, a plastic scraper, plastic gloves, eye protection, and a respirator. Then put on your eye protection, plastic gloves, and respirator and place the object to be stripped on a rag.
  • Step Two – Use a paintbrush and spread the Citristrip over the object in a thick coat. Make sure to follow the instructions on the Citristrip and let it work for about 30 minutes. You can test a section in 15 minutes. Once you see that the paint has bubbled, you are now ready to scrape it off your item.
  • Step Three – Use a plastic scraper to gently remove the bubbled paint. Collect this paint in a plastic bag so you can dispose of it. Make sure to use a rag to wipe off any excess spray paint. Use a toothbrush to remove paint from crevices and other small areas. If it’s difficult to remove the paint from small areas, let the Citristrip sit there longer. Repeat this process until you can’t remove any more spray paint. Re-apply the Citristrip until you remove all of the paint.

If you plan on changing the look of a few of your metal items, why not schedule other home remodeling and home maintenance projects as well? Handyman Connection of Butler Warren can help you with remodeling, painting, carpentry, plumbing, and other home maintenance tasks. We have decades of experience and we offer a satisfaction guarantee for your peace of mind. Contact us to learn more about removing spray paint from metal. You can also request a free estimate.

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