How do you remove old, old stained glass paint?

by DZ
Between the cold and the heat, it has baked on and I can't remove it with a glass scrapper. Help....
  5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 27, 2016
    Try using mineral spirits .
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jan 27, 2016
    Is this stained glass like a stained glass window or is it glass that has paint stains? If it's glass with paint stains, you should be able to scrape it off with a razor blade. Bring the glass to room temperature and lay it on a flat surface. You could try wetting it with some layers of paper towel and white vinegar and then gently scrape with a blade. Could be quite time consuming but I've done this before to restore vintage frames and glass and it's worked well for me.
    • DZ DZ on Jan 28, 2016
      @MN Mom It is painted on with stain glass paint. I guess I will have to wait until summer and warm weather. Thanks for help!
  • Donna Varner Donna Varner on Jan 28, 2016
    If it is Plaid Glass Paint, it can be heated with a hair dryer and removed once it has warmed up. Try using a razor blade.
  • Mary Beth Carrier Mary Beth Carrier on Jan 28, 2016
    If you can get good ventilation in the room, try oven cleaner! Namebrands generally don't work, I'm talking about the cheapest dollar store oven cleaner you can get your hands on. Leave it on until it's just about dry and you should be able to scrape it off with a plastic scraper. Rinse with plenty of water and your windows should be ready to go. Good luck
  • DZ DZ on Jan 28, 2016
    This is on a door with wood outlining the panes. Will it do something to the wood?
    • Mary Beth Carrier Mary Beth Carrier on Jan 29, 2016
      It will remove any paint and stain so you should protect the wood before spraying the oven cleaner.