How to Remove Paint From an Aluminum Window

Written by nick davis
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Paint has its place, but not on your aluminium windows. Paint accidents happen, and sometimes a paint project will seem OK, but once it is complete, you see that is not what you wanted. Removing paint from your aluminium windows is a task that must be completed slowly. For accidents that just happened, the paint is easily removed. For other situations, the right tool and patience are needed.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Dull putty knife
  • Soft rags or towels
  • WD-40
  • Rubber gloves
  • Eye goggles

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  1. 1

    Wipe away any dust or dirt from the aluminium window containing the paint with a soft rag or towel. Wear goggles and rubber gloves.

  2. 2

    Tilt your dull putty knife so that it is at an angle, and slowly scrape paint from the aluminium window. If you don't have a dull putty knife, wrap a rag around the blade of the putty knife and then scrape the paint from the window. Using a rag on the putty knife will require extra pressure to remove the paint. Don't use too much pressure--you don't want to scratch the aluminium.

  3. 3

    Continue scraping until the paint is removed from the window. Next, spray some WD-40 on a rag and polish the aluminium on the window. Wipe the window thoroughly. Then apply another spray of WD-40 to a rag and wipe the window again to finish the polishing process.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are painting around an aluminium window and accidentally get some paint on the frame, just wipe the paint off with a soft rag and then polish with some WD-40.
  • Always wear eye protection and gloves when removing paint from a window or other surface.

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