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