Handyman Connection of Matthews and True Clean: Your Source for Professional Power Washing Services

Introducing Handyman Connection of Matthews’ Partnership with GoTrueClean

Handyman Connection of Matthews is excited to announce a new collaboration with our sister company, GoTrueClean, specializing in professional power washing services in the Matthews and Charlotte, NC, area. With GoTrueClean’s expertise in exterior cleaning and maintenance, we now offer a comprehensive range of services to enhance the appearance and longevity of your home or business. From revitalizing dirty siding and decks to restoring the beauty of driveways and sidewalks, our team can tackle even the toughest outdoor cleaning challenges.

Whether you’re preparing your property for sale, refreshing its appearance, or simply maintaining its pristine condition, Handyman Connection and GoTrueClean have you covered. With our combined experience and commitment to excellence, you can trust us to deliver outstanding results and exceed your expectations. Contact us today to learn more about our power washing services and how we can help you maintain a clean and inviting outdoor space.

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Home Maintenance  /  March 28, 2018

Removing Spray Paint From Metal

Spray paint is a simple and convenient way to give an item a makeover. If over time, you decide to change the color or finish of this item, you can easily remove its current paint. Handyman Connection® of Matthews, the trusted home maintenance expert, explains more:

Gather Your Materials

Paint varnish is usually enough to wear off the spray paint on small-to medium-sized metal pieces. Start by applying a generous amount of varnish on the surface and let it sit for at least 20 minutes. This will allow the varnish to start eating away at the paint. Be careful, though, as some soft metals can be affected by strong thinners, so it’s always a good idea to ask first if the remover you’re going to buy is safe to use on metal.

Remove the Paint

After the varnish settles, you can wipe down the metal with a coarse rag. The abrasion is usually enough to get rid of the paint. For the paint that you can’t remove with a rag, you can use a brush with bristles and gently scrape off the remaining paint. Make sure you avoid exposing the metal to water since the trace varnish can make it vulnerable to rusting. If rust spots do start forming, simply sand them off.

Consider Alternatives

The approach above will also work for larger metal surfaces but it will take too much time. Instead, we recommend using carnuba wax. It easily dissolves acrylic paint off the car’s surface without damaging the finish. Just make sure to wash off the wax residue when done, as this can cause paint flakes to stick on your car’s surface.

If you plan on updating the look of your metal items, why not schedule other home improvement projects as well? Handyman Connection of Matthews can offer you a wide range of services. Contact us today at (704) 255-5626 to learn more about our products and services. You can also get an estimate.

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