Spray paint is a great product to use to makeover almost anything. It comes in many colors and finishes and is great for imperfectly shaped pieces that you can spray much easier than brush with paint. It’s a DIYer’s dream!
But someday you might want to remove that spray paint from an object you made over. Particularly a metal one like a wall hanging, hardware, or lamps.
While I love the deep blue color, I wanted to return this lamp to its former brass glory to add more metallic to our living room.
I’m happy to tell you that yes, you can undo your makeover in just a few easy steps.
Here’s how to remove spray paint from metal.
- Spray painted object
- Paint brushes
- Old toothbrush
- Plastic scraper
- Lint-free rags, such as an old t-shirt
- Plastic gloves
- Eye protection
1. Place your object to be stripped on a rag.
2. Put on plastic gloves, respirator and eye protection.
3. Using a paint brush, spread the Citristrip over the piece in a thick coat. Follow the instructions on the Citristrip, letting it work for about 30 minutes. Test a section in 15 minutes. When the paint bubbles, you are ready to scrape it off. Read more