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To avoid scratching, staining or etching window glass, it's important to take the proper preventative steps to protect glass before painting around glass. For starters have your painter cover all glass surface's that may be damaged with a protective plastic layer. But, if it is too late and you're left with paint on your glass, have him remove the paint - it's usually part of a standard painting contract so, make sure you're covered. Unfortunately, if you're like most of us and you don't discover the paint until long after the painter has left, we suggest the following course of action.
To remove paint that covers or speckles overall glass surface:
STEP 1, Apply a professional window cleaning solution to wet window surface area. ...Use a bucket of water with approximately the same ratio of dishwashing soap as you would to prepare a sink for dish washing. This is going to create a slippery surface and will help prevent scratches. Use Sorbo Glide, a friction reducer, to your solution or simply add more dish window washing soap to your water to increase slipperiness if needed.
If you scrape"coated" glass you run the risk of permanently damaging the surface! Have you ever scratched your sun glasses and noticed everything you see looks normal except were the scratch lies - it appears brighter than normal? That's what may happen if you use a razor blade on this type of glass so, proceed with caution. Window Glass Fines - always be on the lookout!!! Window Glass what? If you are a professional window cleaner in las vegas, you'll need to read this.
So... you've wet the glass with your soapy solution, scraped window glass with razor in an inconspicuous area to test, made sure your razor's blade is fresh or new and are not attempting to scrape tinted or mirrored glass or glass with glass fines/ fabricating debris covering it's surface, you can proceed to...
STEP 2 , Scrape glass surface with a professional grade window scraper to remove paint.
Scrap window's glass perimeter first by angling razor 45° away from window's framing - this will help prevent blade catching and scratching frame and caulking, and prevent breaking the blade. Once perimeter is scraped, use overlapping horizontal or vertical strokes with razor to remove the glass's body of painted surface. Horizontal stroke work well with windows that are wider than they are tall and vise-versa for vertical strokes.
STEP 3 , After surface area is completely free of paint, reapply glass cleaning solution and squeegee off to dry glass. Repeat steps 1 through 3 on all windows effected and you'll be back to the crystal clear viewing you desire for your home or business.
To remove minor paint drips from glass surface:
If you don't want to risk accidental scratches caused by razor blading glass, try using a "0000" grade steel wool pad to remove minor paint over-spray . Using 0000 grade, a very fine grade steel wool, will be a safer alternative to using razor blades especially when doing minor touchups.
Please play it safe! If the job requires razor blades or ladders please hire a professional, we do not endorse the use of these items by untrained professionals. We do not endorse GANA or any other organization. If you need to remove paint over-spray from glass surfaces that require ladders or other high reaching equipment to access windows, please hire a professional window cleaner! Safety First!
If you would like a free window cleaning estimate don’t hesitate to call us.
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