Have some brass hinges and door knobs (1950's) that have several layers
of door paint from previous owners simply painting over the hardware
when painting the doors. In your experience what is the best paint
remover for these that won't damage the metal but will get the paint off
Also, we'd like to repaint them. I was thinking of using automotive
paint, first spraying a primer layer, then 1-2 coats of the metallic
colour we want, then a clear coat for protection. Is this overkill? We
want it to look good and wear well. I've used spray paint desgined for
metal before on other items but it always seems to chip off and in the
past I've had much better luck with automotive paint. Any other suggestions?
<< what is the best paint remover for these that won't damage the metal but
will get the paint off the easiest? >>
3M has one that gets a lot of buzz in this NG, but likely many of the organic
solvent ones you'll find on the paint store shelves will work just fine.
<< in the past I've had much better luck with automotive paint. >>
So have many other people. It tends to be less popular with DIYers because you
can't be a klutz and get away with it. Go ahead and use it and enjoy the better
durability inherent in those products. HTH
I used the orange stuff (paint remover for indoor use that you can buy
at HD, Lowes, WalMart, etc.) It might take several iterations, but it
works. And I polished by brass when I was done (no paint) and it
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