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micromini

07:08AM | 06/15/03
Member Since: 06/14/03
2 lifetime posts
Hi everyone, this is my first post. I've been doing some renovating in my house getting it ready to sell this summer. While painting the trim on two large windows in the livingroom someone got latex paint on the windows and didn't remove it. I know paint comes off windows easily with a straight razor blade when it's relatively fresh but when it's old it's on there like iron, believe me. Any suggestions for a way to get it off fairly easily. The only thing I know that loosens old paint on glass is to paint over it again, let dry and then scrape and it all comes off (found that out accidentally) but I would rather not do that in this case. Any replies are much appreciated!

MrPaint

07:32AM | 06/15/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
Micro - a good sharp razor blade - and a scraper - that is all you need.

Don't try and do it with just the razor blade in your hand - it is not only dangerous - you can't get a good angle on the blade.

Remember to wear gloves and glass (razor blades sometime snap off and the pieces fly)

This has always worked for me - and I have scaped a window or two in my day...


Mr. Paint

retisin

07:35PM | 06/15/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
like Mr. Paint said a nice razor blade,not just a scraper but a nice one will work.
You can also take a rag and dappen the window where you want to scrape with goof-off
this will soften the aged paint for you so you don't have to use more muscle.

micromini

07:38PM | 06/15/03
Member Since: 06/14/03
2 lifetime posts
Goof Off, of course! I even have some of that, thanks for the replies!


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