how to remove paint on glass after final coat ?
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AJ



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:49 pm    Post subject: how to remove paint on glass after final coat ? Reply with quote

Is there an easy way to quickly remove paint from the glass after priming and painting the new putty? Freehand with a razorblade is tedious and very easy to gouge the putty. Any tips for a faster, production style, painting? Also, I've heard that a little bit (~1/16") of paint should overlap on to the glass to seal the putty. Is this correct?
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jade



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello aj....
to be blunt, no, there is no quick and easy way to remove paint once you've primed and painted.....practice, practice, practice and you'll still have a bit of scraping to do....one thing you may try is not being completely fastidious on the primer and first finish coat....scrape clean, then be very careful on the final coat....the primer and the finish coats should all overlap by 1/16"...if you can let the paint sit for a couple of days, it's easier to remove....

applying painter's tape around the perimeter of the glass is time consuming and lifts the edge of the paint during removal...there is a product that is sold in paint stores that is shaped like a big magic marker and claims that a clean swipe on the glass prior to painting will keep the paint in its place....the thing is, you have to scrape the stuff off when finished!

good luck...
......jade


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We slow down during the painting and carefully paint "to a line" that overlaps onto the glass just 1/16" to 1/8", making a relatively straight line--sure it varies a little. Then we just let the paint dry and we're done. No going back to clean up. The painting itself goes slower, but over all it takes less time because there is no going back to scrape paint off the glass.

I'll be painting sash here in a week or so, I'll shoot some video of this and post it on the website.

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