I am going to show you how to remove paint easily from hardware like drawer pulls and doorknobs. This way is so easy and requires very little work.
Spray Paint is such a great way to update your cabinet hardware without having to purchase new hardware. You can usually save over $50 depending on how many cabinets you have. As you can see in this picture, the pewter-colored spray paint has held up very well. This hardware was spray-painted over 15 years ago. Paint is such a good way to update your home.
I want to remove the pewter spray paint before I paint the hardware a new color. The original hardware is brass from the 1990s and I would like a more modern gold color.
Use a Slow Cooker
I used my old crock pot.
- Place the hardware in the crockpot and set on the low setting. 2. After one hour, check and see if you can rub or scratch off the paint easily. If it is not easy to remove, let the hardware heat for 30 more minutes and test again. Keep try every 15 or 20 minutes until the paint will rub off. Do not let it heat in the slow cooker all day. Use tongs to remove the hardware from the slow cooker because it will be very hot. 3. Rub the paint off with a damp paper towel. Sometimes I use a small brush to remove the paint. It should come off easily. Spray paint the hardware or use as they are now. I have removed paint from the hardware in several of my bathrooms. You can see the entire makeover for the bathroom above on this post. The hardware looks like brand new hardware without spending any money. This is how to remove paint from your hardware very easily. It took almost no effort and has updated our home. You can see the entire makeover for the bathroom above at Jack and Jill Budget Bathroom Makeover.
What a great tip and you saved so much money by reusing what you had.