Whether you have moved into a vintage residence or accidentally splattered paint on your doorknobs, removing the paint might seem hopeless. However, it’s possible to strip the paint away and return your doorknobs for their former glory. On top of that, it doesn’t require a lot of scrubbing or harsh chemicals. Just a little soap and water will often do just fine. The correct temperature is the key to exposing the metal underneath years of aged, dry paint.
Eliminate the doorknob, using a flathead screwdriver. When there’s a plate behind the doorknob, remove it also.
Fill a large cooking pot or slow cooker with water. Add 2 tablespoons of liquid laundry soap or dishwashing liquid.
Cover the pot or slow-cooker. When using a pot, turn the heat on low. Alternatively, set the slow cooker’s to medium heat. Permit the water to heat, but not to boil.
Place the doorknob and hardware into the water. When utilizing a cooking pot, heat for 6 to 8 hours depart a slow cooker on overnight.
Eliminate the doorknob and other hardware from the grass with metal tongs and place it into a bowl of ice water.
Peel off as much of the paint as possible with your hands following the doorknob and hardware cool. Scrub off the remainder, using a scrubbing sponge.
Scrape off tough paint — for example, from screws — using a flathead screwdriver. Use a gentle touch to prevent scratching the hardware.
Dry the doorknob and hardware using a soft cloth before reinstalling it.