Diane
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Asked on Jul 23, 2013

Painted collectible houses (Cats Meow Villages) Stuck

DianeDeeAccentuations!
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Our collection of Cats Meow Village houses were boxed for a move and left in our hot garage. They are painted via silk screen and are now all stuck together.
I reached out to the manufacturer but they had little advice. When I try to pry them apart the paint pulls off one house and sticks to the next. Help! My entire collection is at risk.
10 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jul 24, 2013

    Test one with a bit of WD40...the great lubricating properties may allow them to break free. My only concern would be that the WD might affect the paint...so testing first would confirm.

  • Diane
    on Jul 24, 2013

    thanks @KMS Woodworks. I will try this.

  • Rose White
    on Jul 25, 2013

    Try placing them in the oven at a low temp until the paint softens and then try gently pulling them apart. Don't use the WD40 before attempting this as it is probably flammable.

  • Judy
    on Jul 25, 2013

    Hair dryer? I got a couple of my hand painted projects unstuck with a hair dryer on high, but there was a little damage...

  • Accentuations!
    on Jul 26, 2013

    I live a few miles from their museum and workshop...would you like their info? they would know best!

  • Diane
    on Jul 26, 2013

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Diane
    on Jul 26, 2013

    judy.... I contacted them first. They were not helpful at all. Rose, I was wondering if dry heat might work. I will let you know.

  • Diane
    on Jul 26, 2013

    sorry.... I meant Sallie. :-)

  • Dee
    on Jul 26, 2013

    Hi I know how cute these villages are! I would not try heat it cn melt the paint more. I would Ty putting them in the freeer. I would try both wrapped and in wrapped.

  • Diane
    on Jul 30, 2013

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

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