Question by  mani27 (10)

How do I remove paint from iron?


Answer by  river (1226)

One way is to sandblast, the most common is to use a chemical or gel paint stripper. Make sure you have good ventilation. Apply the stripper, wait the amount of time on the instructions then using a wire brush, sandpaper or steel wool start scraping. It's going to take some elbow grease. You could also try a heat gun.


Answer by  nimrod (321)

you have to scrath all the paint from the iron surface using any tool available, a knife or a sandpaper


Answer by  Patrick43 (34)

There are a number of paint removers available for both latex and oil based paints, you just have to pick one that looks like it will fit your situation. One very commonly used product is called Naval Jelly. It's been around a long time and it works.


Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

If iron is unpainted, use paint stripper. If the iron is painted like a railing then use a heavy duty cleaning solution of TSP (trisodium phosphate). Found in hardware store.


Answer by  ginevra46 (237)

A good chemical stripper intended for metal is the easiest way. Be sure to use skin and eye protection and have plenty of ventilation.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well with a metal like iron you have a lot of option when it comes to paint stripping. You can manually strip it by sanding but hard paint or multiple layers can be a problem. Chemical can be fast but can make a mess. There is also abrasive blasting. It is fast but can be messy.

You have 50 words left!