How to Remove Paint From Brass Hinges

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How to Remove Paint From Brass Hinges
Paint can be easily removed from brass hinges. (OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA image by S. from

According to, basic brass is made up of approximately 67 per cent copper and 33 per cent zinc. From 20 B.C. to A.D. 20, metalworkers made brass coins and other items. Whether you have moved into a new home or have painted and got a little on your brass hinges, removing paint from brass can be easy. Many times paint on brass can be removed with paint thinner and a little scrubbing.

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Things you need

  • Paint thinner
  • Tooth brush
  • Screw driver

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  1. 1

    Unscrew the brass hinges from the door.

  2. 2

    Poor paint thinner into a bucket and place the hinges to soak for 10 minutes.

  3. 3

    Remove the hinges and dip a toothbrush in the thinner.

  4. 4

    Brush hinges with the toothbrush to get paint off.

  5. 5

    Let hinges to dry for 30 to 45 minutes.

  6. 6

    Screw the hinges back on the door.

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