Removing Paint from Glass with Razor Blade

How to Quickly Remove Paint from Glass Windows when Exterior Painting

By Mark J. Donovan

Inevitably when painting around exterior windows you end up getting a little paint on the windows. Removing paint from glass is easy to do if you remove it shortly after it has dried on the window. A simple utility razor blade and some soapy water is all that is required.

To remove paint from glass windows wet the window down with some soapy water, and hold the razor blade at a 45 degree angle and slide it against the glass pane towards the edge of the window.

Repeat this process in a rapid back and forth motion around the perimeter of the window.

You will notice that the dried paint simply scrapes right off the window pane.

The soapy water helps to ensure that you do not scratch the glass window surface when using the razor blade.

If after sliding the razor blade on the window pane little paint flakes dangle on the window frame, simply slide the corner of the razor down the window edge to remove the loose paint flakes.

After scraping the window with the razor, simply rinse the soapy water and residual paint flakes off the glass pane.

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