Re: How to strip paint off hardware still attached to walls
Here's what i do.
1. Remove pins and separate the hinges .
2. Cut around the hinge with a utility knife to break the paint bond.
3. Scrap enough paint off the screws with a knife to see the slot.
4. Use an old screwdriver held at about 45 degrees at the edge of the screw and tap it with a hammer and drive the paint out of the slot. It might take a few passes to clean the slot out and you may have to do it from both sides of the screw.
5.Remove the screws and gently pry the hinge half out.
6.Then use whatever stripping method you want.
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