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How to take modern paint off bottles

bottles_inc

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Jul 20, 2019
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NY
I think I would've had an aneurysm. Why would she possibly do this? Soaking them in paint remover should do the trick. I don't think it damages glass.
 

CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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What kind of paint is it? Soaking in warm water is enough to remove a lot of acrylic paints, that's how I get house paint off of light switch covers. Paint thinner should be safe for the glass as well, and I can't imagine that the paint damaged the glass in any way.
 

photolith

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Nov 4, 2019
128
43
Pittsburgh
Just asked my mom she said it’s chalk paint with wax over it. She said I should sandpaper it off and I was like uh no def not sand paper, that would scratch the hell out of the glass.
 

embe

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Jul 14, 2019
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Her heart might have been in the right place. I'd try warm soapy water before sandpaper. Good luck lol
 

Screwtop

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Sep 1, 2018
668
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Carter County Kentucky
She didnt know they were antique bottles.

How could you not know? They obviously are cork tops, and not seen on store shelves. At least my mom knows what my bottles are, and she's scared to breathe on them, let alone paint them.

If it's just acrylic paint, just soak them in water, and get a cheap wash cloth and do your best to clean it off. It should work, especially if you use Dawn. If all else fails, use paint thinner.
 

slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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OUCH! You're such a calm soul, Photolith. I'd need a valium or something. Anyway, cheese cloth is also very good for wiping off the paint once it is loose. I hate to think about the nooks and crannies the paint may be stuck in. Not impossible to get out, just a nuisance. For that, I'd use a wooden tooth pick. I hope she didn't get any paint on inside.
 

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