How to restore old door knobs and plates that have been painted. I believe they are brass.
Hi Brenda, here's some rally good simple advice!
Supposedly a crock pot and soap will do the trick!
This article explains how to use a crockpot and soap: https://homeguides.sfgate.com/remove-old-paint-brass-door-hardware-31110.html
This video shows how to remove the paint with hot water and baking soda: https://youtu.be/_GeOUAOjJPw
You could also use hot water and white vinegar: http://blackhawkhardware.com/how-remove-paint-from-brass-fixtures/
Yep I've heard of the crock pot method as well. Long and slow just let it soak and the old paint should come right off. If taking the hardware off and soaking though is not an option I would try paint stripper.
soak in paint stripper overnight.
If you can remove them, soak on low heat in vinegar in a crock pot. You will have to dispose of the pot afterwards.
Here are some ideas for you
Steep in Paint remover for a while until soft or use a Gel stripper. Best wishes
How to Restore Brass Door Knobs
Can you paint over it?
There are lots of posts here on cleaning and restoring brass:
Home and Garden DIY Ideas | Hometalk
Use brasso to clean the brass after you remove the paint: https://amzn.to/2KKthjf
Maybe this will help: https://www.tastefullyeclectic.com/removing-paint-from-metal/#:~:text=Get%20a%20lint%2Dfree%20cloth,paint%20until%20it%20comes%20off.
Are you trying to restore that to oryginal state ?
Here's a post that might help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLV5jkG3hbE
I've gotten paint off handles with baking soda. You can see how I did it here: https://www.flippingtheflip.com/2015/05/where-are-you-so-its-mini-variety-pack.html
Try a chemical Gel paint remover. That should do it.
The easiest way I know is to boil them in a pot with baking soda. Let sit for a few hours and the paint will come right off.
You need to remove them and soak them in paint remover. Then I use Brasso to clean up the brass.