Door Knobs and Escutcheon Plates



Last night, I finally started stripping some of our door hardware.  For some reason the previous owners thought it was a good idea to paint over everything. Knobs, plates, hinges, curtain brackets, screws, nails, etc. 

It took me over an hour to clean off the first escutcheon plate.  I used a butter knife and razor blade, but it was taking forever and no matter how careful I was, I kept scratching the metal.  I Googled “how to remove paint from hardware” and This Old House came through for me.  Turns out, all I needed was a crockpot and a couple drops of dish soap. Two hours later, the paint rubbed right off the plates. Awesome!

Five sets down, only three more to go.


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