Paint Clean Up & Removal

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How to Clean and Store Paint Brushes and Rollers

Take care of your materials and achieve the best project results with these seven steps.

Vintage metal hardware with green paint on some.
How to Remove Paint From Hardware

Make paint removal from hardware an easy process with these simple methods.

Paint removing supplies on a wooden deck.
7 Steps for Removing Paint

When deciding how to remove paint, you have options.

Stripping Paint
Stripping Paint from Wood Surfaces

Paint stripper doesn’t just reveal an old wood surface. It’s the first step in resurrecting it.

Stripping Old Paint
Stripping Paint from Old Doors, Doorframes, Windows, and Baseboards

Without its old coat of paint, stepping through your door frame can be like stepping into a whole new world.

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Before You Repaint, Try a Quick Clean Up

Here's another example of where quality paint makes a difference!

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Removing Alkyd Paint

Alkyd paint is used for surfaces that need a durable and high gloss finish.

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Back to Nature Ready-Strip - Safer Paint and Varnish Remover

Click here to purchase Back to Nature Ready-Strip Paint and Varnish Remover.

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2 Cost-Efficient Ways to Remove Cracking Paint

Cracking paint is a common occurrence.

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Turpentine vs Linseed Oil

Turpentine is a thin, usually brownish-yellow and resinous liquid that is an extract of pine trees.

A collection of painting supplies on a wood floor.
Most Hassle-Free Ways of Stripping Paint From Wood

When you need to strip old paint from a wood piece, a chemical stripper is the simplest way.

A man uses paint stripping on a wall.
4 Tips for Mixing Mineral Spirits

You can create a paint stripping liquid by mixing mineral spirits.

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Using a Heat Gun for Paint Removal from Stone

Heat gun paint removal is one way of removing paint from a concrete or stone surface.

Painting tools.
How to Clean Up Paint

When you've finished painting, the job's not done 'til you clean up.

A family painting a white room green.
Cleaning Up After Painting a Room

Now that you've completed your project, make it presentable.

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6 Tips for Mixing Turpentine

Turpentine is a flammable liquid that is used as a solvent, usually for paint and varnish.

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How to Remove Crackle Paint

Crackle paint is a lot easier to remove than to apply.

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How to Remove Excess Paint

It is fairly easy to remove paint when it has not yet dried up.

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How to Wash Paint Remover

Paint remover, or paint stripper, is a potent chemical solvent that works best on latex-based paints.

How to Clean off Paint Thinner
How to Clean off Paint Thinner

This essential tool is easy to use, but there are some simple rules to follow.

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How to Use Xylene to Remove Paint

It's an option you may not have considered.

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How to Use Paint Thinner

Paint thinner is for more than cleaning up. You can get your paint as thick or thin as you need.

Fiberglass.
How to Sand Paint off of Fiberglass

Fiberglass is easy to scuff.

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Staying Safe While Using a Lacquer Thinner

Lacquer thinner is great to use when thinning hard to apply paints.

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How to Remove Latex Paint from Metal

Bring metal surfaces back to life with fresh paint.

Mineral Spirits
How to Use Mineral Spirits

Mineral spirits are useful for cleaning but require specific precautions be taken before and after use.

An amateur removing interior paint from drywall.
How to Strip Paint From Drywall

If your old paint is too damaged or uneven to cover, strip it off your drywall with these easy to follow steps!

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How to Remove High Gloss Enamel Paint from Carpet

Gloss enamel paint dries on hard and leaves a glossy finish. Nail polish is an example of enamel paint. High gloss enamel paint is applied in bathrooms, kitchens and on appliances that are used frequently because of its durability. Sometimes, when applying glass enamel paint, accidents can happen. If

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How to Remove Metal Paint Primer

Even after the paint on the metal has peeled off, there is still the metal paint primer that you will have to worry about. Paint primer's purpose is to glue itself to the surface of the metal and be the perfect surface for the paint to adhere to. With this quality of paint primer, you have to use both

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How to Get Fabric Paint out of Clothing

Fabric paint is made to adhere to clothing. Like some other types of paint, removing it once it has dried can be a challenge. Nonetheless, with the right materials and procedures, it can be done. Here's how: Things You'll Need: Liquid hand sanitizer Rubbing alcohol Small mixing bowl Cotton cloth Dull

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Removing Textured Paint from Interior Walls

There are many different ways to remove textured paint from the interior walls within your home or business. Scraping with a paint stripper is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to accomplish this task, and since the gel type paint stripper that is used can be found at most home improvement

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How to Remove Paint Primer

Paint primer is a useful tool for decorating a variety of surfaces. It helps to ensure that the paint you lay down on a surface will be able to go on evenly and remain on the surface for as long as possible. However, when you need to remove paint primer or clean up after a spill, it can be somewhat difficult

Using a heat gun, blue paint is scraped off of a cabinet door.
How to Remove Paint and Varnish From Wood Surfaces

Old finishes must be removed before you start anything new.

A paintbrush sitting in a glass jar filled in part with paint thinner.
How to Dispose of Paint Thinner

Use safe disposal for the sake of the planet and your family.

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4 Best Uses for Turpentine

Turpentine is a yellowish volatile liquid produced via the distillation of resins from trees, particularly

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What You Should Know About Using Paint Strippers

This product can be dangerous if you don't use it right.

Glass paint.
How to Remove Gloss Paint

Gloss paint is extremely resilient and removing it can be difficult.

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6 Tips for Removing Enamel Paint

Skip the many hours of sanding when removing enamel paint and opt for paint stripper instead.

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How to Clean Oil-Based Paint from Brushes and Rollers

Cleaning oil-based paint off of brushes requires more steps than latex clean up.

A woman uses wood polish.
How to Remove Wood Polish

Wood polish is a very slick surface and difficult to remove. This handy guide will help you learn to do it yourself..

A shiny tin of thinner stands by with a can of red paint and a brush, ready for use.
12 Paint Thinner Safety Tips

Paint thinner, like any other chemical, should be treated with caution. Safely work with and around this volatile but useful tool.

Paint lifts and peels away from a metal surface.
Stripping Paint from Metal

Take the time to do it right, and stripping paint from metal is a simple do-it-yourself task.

Turpentine is poured.
6 Advantages of Using Turpentine

Turpentine is a yellowish fluid obtained from the sap of pine and coniferous trees.

A man paints a wall.
3 Advantages of Using Xylene

Xylene is a powerful solvent that has distinct advantages over other paint thinners. This handy guide will explain how to tell the difference yourself whether it is best for you or not.

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4 Best Uses for Lacquer Thinner

There are variety of uses for lacquer thinner that go beyond it's marketed purpose. In fact, the product is much more useful than you might have ever realized. Take a look at four ways that you can use the leftover lacquer thinner sitting in your garage.