Is there away to remove paint off windows or do I have to paint over them?


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Old 11-10-18, 09:50 AM
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Is there away to remove paint off windows or do I have to paint over them?

HI,
A couple years ago, I bought new Andersen 400 windows and I had Andersen paint them white on the interior only ( sashes and jambs ). I painted over them with another color. I want to go back to white preferably the original factory white.
Is there a way to remove 2 coats of paint to get back to the original factory white paint or should I just paint over them?

I have 6 windows that I want to do this to as I am in process of installing another 10 windows with the original factory white.

Thanks
Brian
 
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Old 11-10-18, 09:53 AM
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You need to repaint them.
 
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Old 11-10-18, 10:52 AM
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I agree, it would be next to impossible to remove the paint you applied without harming the factory finish.
 
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Old 12-01-18, 07:45 AM
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Thanks for the info. I will paint over them.

What about the metal clasps to shut the window?

I painted them and a lot of the paint wore off.
 
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Old 12-01-18, 07:48 AM
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I would remove them then put them in a bowl of denatured alcohol for a few minutes. The latex paint should rub off with a rag. You may have to dip it a few times, but only use a rag so that you don't scuff the factory finish on the metal parts.
 
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Old 12-01-18, 05:55 PM
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repaint. sand lightly and clean first. Use a good paint like pro classic from sherwin williams that lays down good with no brush marks. Dries hard as oil. Hard to work with though. you have to put it on thin.
 
 

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