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Spray Paint On Your Glasses? You Can Get It Off!

Spray paint is an easy enough product to use, but the paint can easily get away from you. By the time you have completed your project, you could very well have paint all over your hands, arms, face, hair and even your glasses. Removing the paint from your skin and hair can be a challenge, but how do you get the paint off of your glasses? Below, you will find a step-by-step explanation of how to safely remove spray paint from your glasses.

To remove the spray paint from your glasses you will need:

  • Soft, clean cloths
  • Very warm water
  • Dish soap
  • Glass cleaner that contains ammonia

Act Fast

The minute you notice that spray paint has gotten on your glasses, act quickly to remove it. The longer the paint is allowed to dry on the glasses, the more difficult it will be to remove.

If you have caught the paint before it has dried, run some very warm water in a small dish and add a few drops of liquid dish soap. Soak the glasses in the mixture and let them sit for fifteen minutes or so. After the glasses have soaked, run them under very warm water to rinse them off. Sometimes, this is all that is needed to remove wet paint, but in other instances, you will have to use a clean, soft cloth to wipe the paint off of the glasses.

Tip: Do not attempt to wipe the paint from your glasses with a dry cloth while the paint is wet. This will only cause the paint to smear and make it even more challenging to remove.

Glass Cleaner

If the paint has dried, pour some glass cleaner that contains ammonia into a small dish. Place the glasses in the dish and allow them to soak for fifteen minutes. Use a playing card to attempt to peel the paint off of the glasses. If the paint doesn't seem pliable, leave them to soak a bit longer, and then try again.

Eventually, the paint should soften enough that you can peel the paint off of the glasses with the playing card without damaging the lenses or damaging the frames.

Once you have removed the paint, give the glasses a good cleaning to remove fingerprints, spots and streaks from the lenses.

For your future spray painting projects, purchase a pair of safety glasses that fit over your prescription glasses. This will help to prevent the over-spray from landing on the glasses and putting you through all of the efforts of removing the paint once again. For more information about glasses care, visit a vision center like Richards Charles A OD.