Hatton House Diaries

One day, we decided to buy a 125 year old Victorian House in Des Moines, Iowa…….

Restoring Painted and Dingy Door Hardware May 24, 2012

Filed under: Remodeling and Design Projects — hattonhousedsm @ 6:23 pm

One of my friends from the State Historic Preservation Office told me that if you soak your old, dingy, painted hardware in a crock pot filled with water and a little dish soap on low overnight, the paint will fall off and it will be clean again! This I had to try!

Turns out, it works like a charm! Now if I could just find matching strike plates, I’d be all set!


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