How to remove stuck on paint from a very old mobile home door

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It is a nice door and most of the paint peeled off but this spot is stuck. It is a smooth finish with some sort of fiber board under it. I have tried a razor scaper but it won’t budge from this section.
q how to remove stuck on paint from a very old mobile home door
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  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 17, 2018


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    • D D on Jun 20, 2018
      I know how to use stripper. But it would eat away the paneling i want to save. Hence the no chemical

  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Jun 17, 2018
    I am assuming the door is either metal or wood. I would use some paint stripper. Brush it on, let it set a few minutes and rub off with old newspaper. Then finish as you like with paint if it is metal and paint or stain if it is wood.

  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Jun 17, 2018
    You could try sanding first if you do not want to use chemicals.

    • D D on Jun 20, 2018
      it cannot be sanded it would get destroyed. It is not wood

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 17, 2018
    Hi D,
    I don't know for sure, but I'm wondering if you steamed it a bit to get it warm, if it would scrape off? If you try this and use a steam iron, I'd put a piece of cloth over the area so it doesn't get burned. Good luck!

  • Emi Harr Emi Harr on Jun 18, 2018
    It's probably oil based paint, (looks like it), so whatever you do, it may damage the wood grain below it.
    Remove the door, put a thick bath towel over it, pour hot tap water, not boiling water, over it, and leave it for 30 minutes or so. Then try your scraper. At the worse, nail polish remover will remove oil based paint, but as mentioned, it may damage the underlying finish.

  • William William on Jul 03, 2018
    Try using a blow dryer on low heat just to soften the paint very carefully and scrape it off. Don't get it too hot so you don't harm the fake woodgrain. Wave the blower over the paint to distribute the heat while slowly scraping. There also is a possibility that the woodgrain paper was damaged in that spot and the fiberboard exposed. That could be why it was painted and the paint bonded to the fiberboard.

  • D D on Jul 03, 2018
    Ty i will try that!