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How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign #292225
Wed Dec 21 2011 07:24 AM
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I have a 60" porcelain 76 sign that has been painted over then clearcoated. Is there a way to strip that off down to the original porcelain without hurting the original finish ? I would assume a commercial paint stripper from lowes or home depot, but we all know what happens when we *****-u-me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. David

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Re: How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign [Re: Glass Earth] #292228
Wed Dec 21 2011 07:34 AM
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Porcelain should NOT be affected by any paint stripper. Just remember to use 'soft' scraping tools so as not to add any more damage to the sign.

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Re: How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign [Re: T-way] #292239
Wed Dec 21 2011 08:41 AM
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I use CITRI-STRIP from Home Depot in an outside or well ventilated area. spray it on in sections and let it sit a little longer than what the can might suggest....doesn't hurt the porcelain and makes the paint more pliable and easy to remove. Once the stripper is cleaned away and you no longer need it, I use ииии (4 zero) steel wool and lacquer thinner to follow up on any leftover spots and crevices that the paint may've remained in.


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Re: How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #292252
Wed Dec 21 2011 09:37 AM
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Commercial paint stripper is fine! I use the liquid in a can because its cheaper than the aerosol. You sometimes need 2 coats if the paint is layered. A soft plastic scraper will work best and when its all clean, I use Mothers Metal Polish on it and I follow up with a good coat of Howards Feed & Wax! Really gives a great shine. Good luck and don't forget to post pictures of before and after!


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Re: How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #292253
Wed Dec 21 2011 09:37 AM
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easy off oven cleaner !!

Re: How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign [Re: always lookin] #292294
Wed Dec 21 2011 01:29 PM
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Easy Off is correct, spray it on wait a couple minutes, spray/wipe it off and your done


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Re: How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign [Re: KZ1000] #292312
Wed Dec 21 2011 03:14 PM
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I use a razor blade on small spots


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