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  • Sandra Hellewell

    Chemical-Free Paint Removal in a Slow Cooker — The Family Handyman - Add items that require paint removal to a crock pot filled with hot water and set temp to high and leave overnight. In the morning, the paint should just peel off like a rubber glove!

  • Angie Settlemyre

    Remove paint from hardware with slow cooker. Use an old crock pot - fill with water and set the dial to high. The heat and moisture will soften the paint, and often it will fall off as a single piece. Plan to leave it overnight for best results.

  • Kim Mueller

    Avoid paint strippers by removing paint from old hardware using a hot water bath.....If you want to strip paint from metal without the nasty fumes and mess of chemical strippers, just fill a slow cooker with water and set the dial to high. The heat and moisture will soften the paint, and often it will fall off as a single piece.

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Remove old paint from metal: A long, hot, sudsy soak in a crockpot with water and a bit of liquid detergent to break the paint bond. More often than not, you can slide all the cooked paint layers off with your fingers. A scrubbing with a nylon brush removes the stubborn bits. A beeswax furniture polish after stripping, or a nonabrasive polish like Flitz or Maas can restore the sheen to solid brass or thickly plated hardware.

strip paint of hardware with hot water bath. fill a slow cooker with water and set the dial to high. The heat and moisture will soften the paint, and often it will fall off as a single piece. This works on oil, latex and spray paints, but it may not remove some clear finishes like lacquer. Cooking the hardware may stain or contaminate the pot, so use an old one

Cook your hardware to easily remove paint form hardware. Aren’t those GREAT! I know I will be using a few of those.

How to Remove Paint From Hardware: If you want to strip paint from metal without the nasty fumes and mess of chemical strippers, pull out your slow cooker. A simple hot water soak will soften the paint and it will often fall off as a single piece. Here's what you need to know before you give it a try....

Remove Paint From Hardware. for best results, plan to cook the hardware overnighting water. scrub lightly with a stiff plastic brushThe paint will harden as it cools, so scrub the hardware as soon as you pull it out of the water. The paint may contain lead, so catch all the sludge and throw it in the garbage. use a metal polish like Brasso or Noxon.

Stubborn stains - rust, lime and soap scum - are no match for these cleaning tips!