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Stripping Paint In Door Jambs

Doorjambs are one of the most crucial sections of a door’s safety. These vertical frames hold the door’s hinges and lock mechanisms in place. If you are intending to repaint or refinish the doorjambs, then you will need to strip off the previous layers of paint. Brushable gel paint remover works well for vertical surfaces due to its thick consistency. It will not drip, resulting in a thicker coat that clings and softens the paint better than liquid removers. If your doorjambs were constructed before 1978 and you suspect they’ve lead paint, avoid using paint stripper or other removal methods, and employ a professional to do the task because lead is poisonous.

Pour a small number of brushable paint remover into a wide-mouth steel can for easy application.

Lay down a thick layer of newspaper or a plastic sheet beneath the doorjambs to catch any dripping paint remover or paint.

Saturate a paintbrush using the paint brush and rubbed it thickly onto the decorated doorjamb, going in 1 direction. Avoid brushing over areas twice.

Permit the remover to sit down for 20 to 30 minutes. The time varies depending on the manufacturer and formula, so check the label for certain timing instructions.

Scrape off the softened paint using a metal or plastic paint scraper and dispose of it. Utilize a steel-wool pad, wire brush or abrasive scouring pad to remove any remaining paint in the cracks, crevices or details.

Wipe the removed place with rags dipped in clean water in case the remover is water-washable, or use rags dampened with mineral spirits or ethanol for removers that need solvents for cleaning.

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