Re: Can paint be removed from hinges without removing from the door?
It is common for painted screws to be stripped out because the paint prevents the screwdriver from seating in the top of the screw. As Ordjen suggests, clean out the top of the screw, in this case with a star shaped head use a utility knife, then using the proper screwdriver remove the screw. If the head is completely stripped, then the easy out as Calcats suggests is in order. The nice thing about all this is that you should be able to pull the pin on the hinge and lay the door over on it's edge to make the work easier.
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