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Home Maintenance  /  November 6, 2018

Tips on Removing Paint From Small and Large Metal Surfaces

You need to take a different approach to remove spray paint from a metal surface compared with removing paint from a vinyl or wood surface. The challenge lies in making sure the metal surface isn’t damaged when you strip the paint. Fortunately, removing the paint itself is not actually that difficult to do because metal is non-porous. Handyman Connection® of Matthews explains how to properly remove spray paint from metal.

Removing Paint From Small Metal Surfaces

Paint varnish is generally enough to remove spray paint from small surfaces. First, apply a generous amount of varnish on the metal surface and wait for about 20 minutes. You’ll notice that the varnish will begin eating away at the paint. Be careful, however. Some soft metals can be damaged by strong thinners, so it’s always a good idea to ask the store first if the paint varnish you’re going to purchase is all right to use on your metal piece.

Second, use a coarse rag to wipe down the metal once the varnish settles. The abrasion from the rag is typically enough to remove the paint. If the rag doesn’t work, just use a brush with bristles and gently scrape off the remaining spray paint. Third, avoid exposing the metal piece to water because the trace amounts of varnish left can make the metal vulnerable to rust. If rust spots emerge, sand them off.

Removing Paint From Large Metal Surfaces

We suggest using carnauba wax for removing paint from large surfaces, like the surface of a car. The wax can easily dissolve acrylic paint off the car without damaging the finish. Just remember to wash off the wax residue once you are finished. This prevents paint flakes from sticking back to the car’s surface.

Handyman Connection of Matthews can help you with all of your home maintenance and home remodeling projects. Our handymen are experts in painting, carpentry, remodeling, electrical work and more. We’re confident in the quality of their workmanship, which is why we back their work with a satisfaction guarantee. Call us at (704) 255-5626 or contact us here to learn more about our services.

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