Wednesday, September 30, 2015

HOW TO REMOVE PAINT FROM OLD HARDWARE - NO CHEMICALS!


BY SHARON WOLFF

You found your cool vintage drawer pull, but it's covered in nasty, chipping paint. Here is an easy, safe, chemical free way to remove the paint and bring out the beautiful patina of your old hardware.

I COLLECT RUSTY HARDWARE. DON'T ASK ME WHY. THIS $1 FLEA MARKET FIND HAD SEVERAL COATS OF PAINT RESIDUE. NOT THE MOST, BUT ENOUGH TO REQUIRE THIS  EASY PAINT REMOVAL METHOD.
YOU NEED: OLD POT, 1/4 C BAKING SODA, TONGS AND A 
SCREWDRIVER OR OLD TOOTHBRUSH

Place your item in boiling water & baking soda. Boil for 20-30 minutes,
depending upon how much paint is on the item. 





USE TONGS



IF PAINT PEELS OF EASILY, YOU ARE DONE, OTHERWISE RETURN TO POT



CAREFULLY USE A SMALL TOOL OR 
TOOTHBRUSH TO GENTLY REMOVE RESIDUE
BEAUTIFUL!
BOTTOM LEFT, ON THE RUSTY HARDWARE WALL