removing 30 yrs. of paint over old screws

Old 08-02-01, 07:23 AM
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i have just bought a cottage with wooden shutters that need some boards replaced. the screws that hold the hinges in place have been painted over a 1000 times. is there any way of removing the paint to get to the screws out without having to use a pry bar to pry the hinges out of the frame work. i really don't want to wreck any of the wood unless it is the only solution.
Old 08-02-01, 09:59 AM
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I use a screw driver and a hammer!! Just place a corner of the end of the screwdriver onto the screwhead and tap with the hammer. The paint will chip away.The thicker the old paint,the better it will chip!!

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