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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Default Antique doorknob problems

    I just finished redoing my bathroom and the doors and I began the last task. Stripping the hardware on the door that the last owner just painted over. PROBLEM...As I started scratching off the ugly pink paint on the big square metal pieces, the pink came off but so did the black and it's silver underneath. Isn't it supposed to be black? Why did that come off? I thought that old antique look was black, not nickel silvery looking! Can I get the black back and how do I keep from doing that on the rest of the doors in my house?
    Katrina Schurter, M.A., LCPC
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    "But now, O Lord, You are our Father,
    We are the clay, and You our potter,
    And all of us are the work of Your hand". Isaiah 64:8

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Fayette County, Ohio

    Default Re: Antique doorknob problems

    My guess is you have steel hinges that were originally painted. Strip and spray with black paint.
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