No matter how careful you are during your painting project, you can still end up with paint on your windows. Due to the somewhat fragile nature of glass, it can be difficult to remove the paint from the window without damaging the surface of the glass. Here are a few tips for removing the paint from your windows.
Prior to Removal
You should never try to scrape or scrub paint off glass while it is dry. This can cause significant scratching to the surface of the glass. It is vital to use a lubricating solution prior to paint removal to ensure that the paint can be removed without damaging the glass. This solution can be made from a combination of water, vinegar, and dish soap. Alternatively, you can use a glass cleaner to prevent scratching of the surface.
There are multiple tools that you can use to remove paint from a window. There are scrapers that are designed specifically for the removal of paint from glass. Additionally, razor blades are a common tool used to remove paint from glass. The newer and sharper the razor blade is, the less likely it will be to scratch the surface of the glass.
Once you have gathered all of the necessary tools and have lubricated the window, you should hold the blade at a 45° angle to the glass. Then you should push the blade towards the frame of the window, but refrain from pushing it into the gasket. This can break the seals. You will need to lift the blade after each pass, rather than dragging the blade back and forth.
Hopefully this helps you to be more comfortable removing paint from glass. However, you may wish to obtain the services of a professional to remove the paint from the glass for you. This will ensure that your glass remains unscratched. To obtain our window cleaning services, contact us at Creekside Window Cleaning today!