I prefer to remove glass before painting. But lets face it, sometimes removing the glass can take up precious time. When it seems faster and easier to paint over it, I DO!… and then I worry about the clean-up afterwards.
When I’m left with smaller amounts of paint on glass, I use rubbing alcohol which is a simple quick fix.
If I’m left with paint all along the perimeter, a handy tip I learned from a professional painter is to use a Razor Blade Scraper. They come in different brands and sizes.
This Stanley Razor Blade Scraper comes with 5 Blades and removes paint from glass fast and easy. It can also be used to remove wax, putty, glue, or any type of adhesive from any smooth surface… all for under $5.
Word of caution… when working with any type of blade be safe. This little tool is extremely sharp! It removes dry paint off glass with it’s razor sharp edge; like a hot knife through butter.
To use, hold on a 45 degree angle while applying forward pressure to scrape off any unwanted paint.
Do you have any tips on how to remove paint from glass… or do you prefer removing the glass before you start to paint? I’d love to hear your thoughts so feel free to ask questions or leave your comment(s) below.
I’ll be back later this week to show off this finished piece!
And if you missed last weeks Q.T.T on “fancy” waxing brushes, you can find it here.
Have a wonderful day and Happy Painting!
You have to be sure to wet the glass before scrapping with razor or you could etch or scratch the glass….also remove paint from blade before moving to next section and change blade frequently, it will become dull
Paulette Roberts says
I did my first stencil job on a window frame, well on the window and it turned out terrible , hence me trying to find out how to get the paint off, it’s chalk paint . I’m so disappointed . I was trying to use exacto knife to go around the letters but I guess I will just scrape it all off ?