Questions tagged [paint-removal]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-1 votes
0 answers
32 views

Control of paint chips from pressure washing [closed]

I stumped ChatGPT on how to control wet paint chips so it doesn't get on the ground from pressure washing exterior asbestos shingle siding (low pressure used). Putting window screen down passes the ...
KurtCaptn's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
57 views

Removing baked on paint from stainless steel grill

I purchased a used grill that's in great condition except the previous owner got spray paint on the stainless steel grill and continued to use it. I was able to remove some of it with acetone and ...
Kathryn's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
0 answers
28 views

How to remove stuff from sink

So when I bought my house the bathtubs and sinks were both reglazed (for some reason). I am not sure what it was "reglazed" with, I am just using that term for simplicity. I had the bathtub ...
Kathryn's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
204 views

Peeling paint on Window Sill

First DIY project so please excuse my ignorance. How should I fix peeling paint on a window sill - is the process: scrape off the paint, primer and paint? What is a paint and primer that is resistant ...
theforgottenone's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
97 views

How to remove aluminum paint spots from tempered glass solar panels safely?

I had a contractor paint silver coating on my roof and some of the aluminum paint spots/speckled onto my solar panels. How can I remove the spots - what solvent is safe to use on solar panels? Can I ...
MonkeyBonkey's user avatar
  • 1,199
0 votes
0 answers
165 views

How can I prepare peeling trim for painting?

I plan to repaint the trim on our porch where some of the paint was peeling. However, in an attempt to remove that loose/peeling pieces, I'm only uncovering further layers that are peeling. How do I ...
Wynne's user avatar
  • 1,541
0 votes
0 answers
23 views

mud/paint wearing off

This is a follow up question to meshed tape exposed on sanding One year after the above job was completed (apply mud and sanding and painting), I see this happening. The mud/paint which was applied is ...
jay roy's user avatar
  • 163
0 votes
0 answers
76 views

How to remove old paint from deck

I am wits end for trying to get old paint of our deck. Its been starting to chip so we wanted to remove it and stain. So far I have tried the following: Pressure washer. both electric and gas - doesn'...
Chris's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
50 views

remove paint from carving

the new place i just moved into has this gorgeous carving around the light fixture but as you can see the previous owners gave it the landlord special i have no idea what the material is but i want ...
maggiebarbara's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
52 views

Painted over refrigerator water shut off valve

A while back I hired a contractor to paint my home and the idiot spray painted over the refrigerator water valve. The refrigerator I had then wasn’t connected to the water line because I never used ...
Tobikoluv's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
107 views

How to handle paint of unknown type on outdoor posts? Safe to repaint and leave in place?

The front of my house has an overhang extension of the roof, held up by three posts. The bottom of these posts are getting worn out, and overall the paint needs a fresh coat. The worst post (with ...
cr0's user avatar
  • 1,367
0 votes
1 answer
45 views

How much prep is needed to paint automotive paint over random other paint [closed]

I have this old metal lawn chair and I want to paint it with flake/candy/pearl/clear automotive spray paints. Partly because I think it will be cool, and partly to practice before I screw up a ...
Dan Lopez's user avatar
4 votes
4 answers
404 views

How can I clean up old over-paint on window frames?

I have many windows with paint on the frames like they didn't mask them when painting the drywall. They are metal window frames with I believe just a factory finish in a dark brown or black. How can I ...
Robin Davis's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
213 views

Safest solvent for removing concrete stain

I’d like to remove Behr solid concrete stain from a patio. What would be the safest product for stripping it off? https://www.behr.com/consumer/products/floor-coatings-sealers-and-prep/concrete-stains/...
user1594257's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
679 views

How long for CitriStrip fumes to dissipate

My wife was trying to get some paint off of the trim of the door in our kitchen, along with a bookcase nearby. She used some CitriStrip to try to do this (about a cup's worth). The CitriStrip worked ...
OpiesDad's user avatar
  • 123
-1 votes
2 answers
4k views

Paint stripper left on overnight….?? What process to follow up on that today? [closed]

I am stripping paint (layers) off an old cabinet. Have done 2 applications (scraped off in between). Wiped with mineral spirits…. Now this morning there are still bubbles of more paint to be scraped, ...
CMG's user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
3 answers
183 views

How to remove rest of paint from wood beam

What is the best way to remove the remaining paint from this beam? My goal is to remove all the paint and stain it so it matches the color of the door below it. So far I've chipped and sanded away ...
Greg's user avatar
  • 273
0 votes
2 answers
460 views

How to remove paint from outdoor concrete steps?

I'd like to treat my old previously painted outdoor concrete steps with a green stain to accent the house color. Some of two former colors are still stubbornly visible after applying citrus paint ...
Zoe's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
35 views

Removing paint from a potentially varnished surface

Recently while painting I got a fair bit of paint on the skirting and door frames. I included an example of it below. I was thinking of going at it with some paint thinner but worried it might strip ...
John Tracey's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
30 views

How to remove drylok paint from copper pipe [duplicate]

What can I use to safely remove dried drylok paint from a copper pipe without damaging the pipe? Can I use mineral spirits or acetone? Maybe olive oil?
MonkeyBonkey's user avatar
  • 1,199
1 vote
1 answer
101 views

Stains in the bathroom

We have some stains in our bathroom with shower. We already painted our bathroom 2 times by ourselves and 1 time was professionally painted with primer and then with paint. After 2 months, when ...
Tatiana's user avatar
  • 13
0 votes
1 answer
74 views

Help restoring old wood beam please!

I am in the process of trying to uncover an original beam in my 120 year old home. The beam appears to have been painted (possibly twice), then covered in drywall mud, then painted again. It's tested ...
Britt's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
219 views

Techniques for repairing asbestos siding with GAF Weatherside fiber cement?

My older (1930s) home is covered with asbestos siding over tar paper sheathing. Some of the siding is cracked/missing and some of the tar paper beneath it is torn. At present I can't re-side the ...
ehbowen's user avatar
  • 429
0 votes
1 answer
518 views

Paint removal from electric socket

I found out some previous tennant of my flat painted the walls with common white wall paint. Unfortunately the bare earth connector (German type F, aka Schuko) on the sockets was painted too. As this ...
Object delete's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
130 views

What is the best way to remove latex paint from a shower liner?

What is the best way to remove latex paint from a shower liner? The shower I have has a one piece liner along three walls. It looks like it was painted with latex paint which is now peeling off. ...
Robertcode's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
116 views

wet-vac advice for removing flaking paint from a mortar wall in the basement

Not asking for "brand" suggestions but advice on selecting the type/size of tool. This isn't a "shopping" question even though I am shopping. 30 years ago asbestos pipe insulation ...
mr blint's user avatar
  • 1,840
0 votes
2 answers
164 views

How do I remove lead paint?

Recently purchased a grade 2 property. It has very nice shutters (original but they are seal shut with the amount of paint and I’m hoping to strip them and bring them back to life. Done a lead test ...
Andrew Johnston's user avatar
0 votes
3 answers
1k views

Cleaning metal after stripping paint

I have stripped the paint off my mailbox, which is probably some kind of steel, using KleanStrip. However, as you can see, there is still residue. What should I use to clean it? I am hesitant to use ...
amphibient's user avatar
  • 7,489
0 votes
1 answer
944 views

How to prep walls with cracked paint

I'm in need of some advice. I am away to start redecorating my bathroom. My dad was originally going to do it for me but he is currently unwell so is no longer able to. I can't afford to pay someone ...
Newtothis's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
1k views

How to remove paint from light socket

I had my house painted, the painter did not cover my motion detector light, he sprayed paint into the socket. I can see paint on the threads but not where the bulb touches the connectors. I screwed on ...
oliveoil10's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
36 views

How to remove white substance from spray painted MDF?

There is a substance that has been left on some cabinets (which are spray painted MDF). The substance is white, and could be paint, or some kind of filler, caulk or putty. What's the safest way to get ...
cammil's user avatar
  • 121
1 vote
1 answer
77 views

LoBase layer of paint resists chemical stripping

I fell in love with this vintage door at a local antique shop (100% solid wood, including the panels) and decided to use it for my bathroom. As it is easily 100 years old, it had many layers of paint. ...
amphibient's user avatar
  • 7,489
0 votes
1 answer
207 views

Removing old paint from brick wall of house

My house has peeling dated wall paint. I'd like it to be taken off and then some re-pointing as necessary. I am not the best DIY person but might attempt at least part on my own, like removing old ...
colgor's user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
1 answer
276 views

Electrical Outlet/Switch Cover Vanity Plate Screw Issues

I am taking the time to update all of my outlets and switches in my home since they are 14+ years old or older and most of them are the METALLIC and NOT NYLON and have the vanity/cover plate entirely ...
Alyosha_Karamazov's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
1k views

How to know if neutralizer is needed after chemical paint stripping?

I just used Klean Strip paint stripper to remove some old paint from an exposed piece of wood near my stairs. The wood is pretty clean (grain visible and almost no traces of paint left) but I do plan ...
amphibient's user avatar
  • 7,489
1 vote
3 answers
82 views

Safety of "Safe" Solvents

I put off stripping the paint of my interior trim until the winter, since there were so many more pleasant outdoor tasks during the warmer months. Now that it's time to fish or cut bait, I'm thinking ...
Chris S.'s user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
443 views

How can I remove craft acrylic paint that has been mixed with silicone oil from multiple surfaces?

I was making a layered cup of various acrylic paint mixed with floetral and silicone oil to do a acrylic pour/ flip cup painting. The cup slipped out of my hand and hit the edge of the bathtub, ...
Hillary Marek's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
512 views

Can i paint over this semi sanded gloss door?

The door has been painted with white oil-based wood gloss paint over the past 15-20 years (See first image). In the past, I would just paint over it which worked fine the few times I did it. Now I ...
Shams Ahmed's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
325 views

How can I remove or cover thick, crackled paint on drywall?

The guest bathroom in the apartment I recently rented has what appears to be a custom paint job that originally I thought was wall paper. The paint is in vertical stripes, with half the stripes ...
HotDogWater's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
4k views

Remove paint from stained glass windows

I have a couple stained glass windows that look to have paint around the outsides from previous owner painting the trim. Any suggestions on removing the paint without damaging or am I out of luck?
iadducchio3's user avatar
-1 votes
1 answer
79 views

How to remove outdoor paint from furniture

Workmen splattered red paint all over my grey outdoor furniture. The table is glass and metal. The chairs are metal with woven seats. How can I clean the paint off the woven part of the chairs, the ...
Dollface1280's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
254 views

Stripping paint from old fireplace last step - any advice to achieve clean finish?

As you can tell from the photos below, there is still yet some paint residue, like a foggy layer on top of the brick. We're not sure what the best way to get this off or if this is about as good as ...
Glenn's user avatar
  • 19
1 vote
3 answers
969 views

How do I remove textured paint from my patio floor?

My patio flooring has a paint-like texture on it that is chipping off. The base is concrete. I have tried scraping, but it's incredibly tedious to get up and is taking hours of work. Is there some ...
Nikki Stephens's user avatar
8 votes
5 answers
5k views

Preparing an old metal cabinet for painting

I bought an old metal cabinet that needs some restoration work, maybe not the best idea for a guy with no DIY experience and two left hands. So first I asked at a paint shop how much it would be to do ...
Eike Pierstorff's user avatar
22 votes
7 answers
12k views

Paint-stripping purgatory - stuck in the middle - what should we do?

My wife was prepping our kitchen to be painted this weekend in our 1920's era condominium. Presumably lead paint is present but we do wear masks when working. There's an old door and door frame, and ...
OldCondo's user avatar
  • 459
3 votes
6 answers
24k views

How can I remove the coating from black iron pipe?

I'm building a couple industrial style tables, using black pipe from Home Depot for the legs. The fittings and smaller nipples are all a faded gray color that perfectly complements the black cherry ...
anderspitman's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
73 views

Removing washing paint stains from clothes

As house windows and doors was being painted by enamyl paint got paint stains on clothes how can we remove wash or remove paint stains The paint stain has been dried tried white vinegar baking ...
Androidquery's user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
373 views

Covering Up Some Old Wall Art

We've got some wall art painted on to our walls with a paint brush that we'd like to cover up, but we'd like to be able to cover it up in a way that won't ruin the integrity of it, so that if anyone ...
Featherball's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
170 views

How to remove shiny black coating from a textured window?

The previous owner of my 1920s bungalow drywalled over a bunch of the original windows (!) and I'm trying to uncover and restore them to let some more light into the cavelike parts of the house. There'...
Sandra's user avatar
  • 21
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

How to remove stubborn paint spots from natural stone

My upstate NY porch floor was built with stone quarried from northern PA. The previous owner got some white paint drips on it which I would like to remove. What I've tried so far: mineral spirits ...
aparente001's user avatar