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removing enameled paint from cardboard background?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: removing enameled paint from cardboard background? Reply with quote

"Al Albertson" <anywhere@usa.net> wrote in message
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I have some enameled lettering painted onto a cardboard background.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the enameled paint, I actually need to
be able to recycle the paint for another use. Question: How can I remove
the paint and dissolve it without dissolving the cardboard also? I
originally tried acetone, but it won't even begin to dissolve this enamel.

Thanks,
Al

Depends..
If it is water-based (latex emulsion) 'enamel', then you might be able to
get it off
with a paint stripper, but you will not be able to re-use or re-cycle it.

If it is an oil based enamel, you might be able to soften and dissolve the
most
of it with a good organic solvent, such as 'lacquer thinner', naphtha,
xylene,
or such. If you did manage to remove it, it is unlikely that the recovered
paint
would retain the properties it had before you used it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:46 pm    Post subject: removing enameled paint from cardboard background? Reply with quote

I have some enameled lettering painted onto a cardboard background.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the enameled paint, I actually need to
be able to recycle the paint for another use. Question: How can I remove
the paint and dissolve it without dissolving the cardboard also? I
originally tried acetone, but it won't even begin to dissolve this enamel.

Thanks,
Al
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