Paint can be one of the more difficult substances to remove from the surface of your windows. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the easiest substances to get on your window in the first place. Knowing the proper procedure for removing paint from your windows can help you keep your windows clean and protect them from sustaining damage.
Do’s and Don’ts
Here are the do’s and don’ts of window paint removal. Don’t ever try to remove the paint from the glass without the appropriate lubrication. This will ultimately result in scratching to the surface of the glass. Use a lubricating solution prior to scraping or scrubbing the window. The substance you use can be a traditional glass cleaner or a combination of water, vinegar, and dish soap. Ensure that you are using the appropriate equipment when you attempt to remove paint from your windows. An old, dull razor is much more likely to scratch your window than a new razor. Don’t push against the gasket during the removal process, as this can cause damage to the seals of your window.
After you have obtained all of the appropriate equipment, you will be able to effectively remove the paint from your windows. You should begin by applying the lubricated solution to the window, and then hold the razor at a 45° angle to the surface of the window. Lift the blade after every individual pass, because dragging the blade can cause damage to the window. This should be sufficient to effectively remove the paint from the glass.
Removing paint from your window can be difficult, but it is completely possible. Glass is a relatively fragile material, so it is easy for the glass to sustain damage. Here at Moyes Glass, we are capable of performing both window repairs and window replacement. To learn more about the best option for your situation, contact us today!