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I used a good quality name-brand spray can of 'Paint & Primer' to paint a glass lamp, but after the second coat an 'alligator' texture developed in some areas. I followed the instructions before spraying the second coat, and the temperature was about 76 degrees. I haven't been successful in removing the paint (the instructions say to use Mineral Spirits - but it is not working, most likely because the paint has dried). Does anyone have any other suggestions? NOTE: Scraping is not an option because of the texture of the glass.

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There are citrus based paint removers that are less harsh on humans and surfaces than conventional solvent based strippers. They take a bit longer, but are worth a try.

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I tried 100% Acetone, and it worked with a fair amount of 'elbow grease'. Problem solved. –  RET Jul 1 at 0:05

Lacquer thinner does a number on many paint finishes. Use it generously and out in the open, it is very flammable. Don't breathe the concentrated fumes either, being outside should prevent that.

Saturate a rag, and give it a go. Dipping is possible too.

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Acetone took care of the problem. –  RET Jul 1 at 0:06

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