Asked on Dec 8, 2018

How to remove paint from the underside of tempered glass patio table?

NatArleen SarsonsWilliam
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Have a tempered glass patio table that has paint on the underside. It's began flaking off a year ago. Is there an easy way to remove all of it? Always thought it was strange that it was painted in the first place.

6 answers
  • Betty
    Betty
    on Dec 8, 2018

    Hi try Home Depot. I think they sell a paint remove. .they will know what you can use to be safe on your table. .Merry Christmas. .

    • Gail Givens
      Gail Givens
      on Dec 9, 2018

      Thank you Betty. I'll try the suggested method of soap and water first and then try something stronger if it doesn't work.

  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut
    on Dec 8, 2018

    HI Gail,

    My name is Linda and I found an article about removing paint from glass. This particular article is for window glass, but the process should be the same for your table. There are a few steps and a caution, but if you do it slowly it should be fine. Wishing you the best.

    https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/repair/how-to-remove-paint-from-glass.htm

    • Gail Givens
      Gail Givens
      on Dec 9, 2018

      Thank you Linda. I will try the soaking in warm water and soap first then resort to something with more chemicals if it doesn't work.

  • Judith
    Judith
    on Dec 8, 2018

    I took my table apart....soaked it in hot soapy water....then scraped it with a plastic flipper......and 99 percent came off. I got the last 1 percent off with fingernail polish.

    • Carol
      Carol
      on Apr 14, 2019

      Hi Judith, I’m having the same problem with my patio table. It’s peeling and looks really bad so I want to remove all of the paint. It’s still in great shape otherwise. Soaked it with warm water and soap but only 50% came off. Saw this posting and was hoping you found a method that worked for you. I can’t find any help online. Please share if you had any success. Thank you.

  • William
    William
    on Dec 9, 2018

    Citristrip paint stripper.

    • Gail Givens
      Gail Givens
      on Dec 9, 2018

      Thank you William. I'll try the soap and water method first. I appreciate your product name so I won't have to wonder which one to purchase.

  • Arleen Sarsons
    Arleen Sarsons
    on Dec 9, 2018

    I suggest turning the table upside down, soak the painted area with water (let it sit) & scrape it off with a scraper. It worked for me!

    • Debra Salvoni
      Debra Salvoni
      on Jun 2, 2020

      Hi Gail, did this method remove the paint from your glass table? I need to do the same repair/renovation and am keen to know if this works.

      Thanks

      Debra

  • Nat
    Nat
    on Jul 31, 2020

    Did the soap and water work? I recently bought a dining table that is supposed to be black but its arrived scratched and so had the replacement glass 🙄 was wondering if anyone knew how to either save it or an easy way to strip and maybe recolour it ?? Thanks! Sorry for jumping on to your thread lol

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