Step 2: Remove Paint

illustrated diagram for removing a painted-over hinge remove paint
Illustration Harry Bate
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Remove any remaining paint with a utility knife, and clean up the paint chips with a vacuum equipped with a HEPA filter.
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    Tools List

    • respirator
      Face mask with respirator
    • Scratch Awl
      Scratch awl
    • utility knife with hook blade
      Utility knife
    • HEPA vacuum for hazardous waste
      Vacuum with HEPA filter
    • multi-bit screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • wooden mallet
      Wood mallet

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