Cleaning painted knobs and handles

We all see things on Pinterest among other places. I have been working on a desk for my son’s room and the previous owner painted the entire piece canary yellow, including the handles.  Not the perfect color for a 10 year old boy.

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This was great no smell.  No chemicals.  All you need is a pan of boiling water, tongs, a towel and a wire brush.  Drop the painted handles in the boiling water.  Let boil for about 5mins.

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Paint will begin to fall of with simple tongs.  Use tongs to take the handles out one at a time.

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I was able to use the towel to clean most of the paint off by wiping with the towel.  I used wire brush to remove paint in cracks.  If there are any stubborn spots just place them back in the boiling water for a few minutes.

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And after 15 minutes I was done.  Super easy and they look great and are waiting for me to finish the piece.IMG_3838[1]

And the Finished product..

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