How can I remove a magnetic door knocker from a metal door?

by Msi1170121
The magnet in the knocker has "welded" to the door and seems impossible to remove. I have to paint the door so if the paint is damaged its not a problem.
  9 answers
  • Gabriel Goh Ming Loong Gabriel Goh Ming Loong on May 26, 2015
    Try using a scraper to get between the magnet n your door , then the only problem is how to get it off your scraper.
  • Candace Warren Candace Warren on May 26, 2015
    I would try some WD-40. That stuff does almost anything.
  • Greg Edwards Greg Edwards on May 27, 2015
    A metal Kitchen spatula coated with non-stick spray like PAM or something to that effect. Hold the door knocker, slide the spatula between the two and slide the knocker onto the spatula (or pancake turner, whichever you prefer)
    • Msi1170121 Msi1170121 on May 31, 2015
      Okay I've tried all the above and no go. I reapplied wd40, so well see if mms at a time will eventually do the job. If I get it off, I don't think I'll go that route again!
  • Capernius Capernius on Jun 01, 2015
    Not all, but most door knockers I have seen, the "knocker" part does not come in contact with the door but rather the body of the knocker. usually 2 screws is all that holds it to the door. In this case, I would try a rubber mallet & tap on the knocker to see if I could break it loose from where it is stuck...a rubber mallet may leave some black streaks behind, but those will clean off some what easily.... If that does not work, my next attempt would be to place a piece of scrap wood or 1/2 or 3/4 inch doll rod up against the knocker & using a steel hammer, pound on the wood in hopes of breaking it loose. with the oil already on it & (hopefully) soaking in, this just might work. if that does not work, you may have to paint around the door knocker or paint the door knocker with the door... Ma'am, I wish I could be of more help, but other than what I have suggested, I don't know what else to tell you.
  • Gabriel Goh Ming Loong Gabriel Goh Ming Loong on Jun 01, 2015
    Maybe a few pictures may help.
  • Marie Hayton Marie Hayton on Apr 14, 2019

    Apply heat with hair

  • Mary Clevenger Drury Mary Clevenger Drury on Sep 06, 2019

    Put a wooden spoon through the hook and pull.

  • Janice Janice on Apr 27, 2024

    Use a thin scraper to get under one edge of the knocker and try to move it to the side of the door so that part of the knocker is no longer on the door, then use your hands to pull harder on the knocker to release it. Are you sure it's just the magnetization that has it attached?

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 28, 2024

    Have you tried tapping it on both sides-left and right to break the bond? That may jar the magnet loose enough for you to remove it.