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03:07PM | 03/04/03
Member Since: 03/03/03
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I have repainted cabinets with lead glass inserts. I carefully taped all edges but the oil based paint still seeped thru in areas and will not come off. I tried paint thinner, acetone - nothing cut it. I tried to scrape it off and it showed every little scratch. What can I do?? HELP


12:37PM | 03/07/03
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
Hardware stores sell a razor blade scraper. This works well if the glass is smooth.


01:50PM | 03/08/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
Paint thinner and acetone won't touch dried oil paint.......lacquer thinner will......give it a try.

Be careful though - it will soften the paint you DON'T want to remove if you get it on there.....

Mr. Paint


11:00AM | 03/10/03
Member Since: 03/03/03
3 lifetime posts
Lacquer thinner is exactly what I needed - thanks! It's going to take me awhile but it is definitely softening and cutting the oil paint. Thanks for the great tip!

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