How To Remove Spray Paint From Your Glass Storefront In 4 Easy Steps

If your glass storefront was tagged with spray paint last night, you can remove it by following the four easy steps below.

#1 Allow The Paint To Dry

When you discover the tag on your glass storefront, it can be tempting to try to clean it up right away while the paint is still wet. However, it is not a good idea to try to remove spray paint when it is still wet. When the paint is wet, you are more likely to smear the paint around than you are to remove it.

If the paint is still wet to the touch, allow it to dry before you move forward with cleaning it. Spray paint generally dries very rapidly, so you shouldn't have to wait very long.

#2 Scrap The Paint Off With A Razor Blade

When the paint is dry, the best tool you can use to remove spray paint from a glass window is a sharp razor blade or razor scraper. A scraper with a razor blade keeps the blade at a 30-degree angle, which makes it a great tool for jobs like this.

Dried spray paint will generally come off very easily once you scrap it. You can generally peel off a large chunk of paint once you are able to get the edge loose. Plan on spending about a minute for each square foot of glass that is covered with spray paint; this is only a loose estimate of how long it will take you.

#3 Use Caution Around The Window Frame

If the spray paint got onto your window frame, you are going to want to be really careful. Place the blade in between the frame and the glass to get out any paint that has seeped into the crack. If you have a wood frame, purchase and use a paint cleaning solution to get the paint off of the frame.

#4 Clean The Glass

Once you have removed the paint from the glass, you need to clean the glass and clean up the area. Use some window cleaner on your glass to get rid of any hand prints that got onto the glass while cleaning it and to get rid of any particles that have been left behind. You are also going to want to sweep or vacuum up all the paint that you chipped away; you don't want the paint to get tracked into your store.

Although it is a pain, you should be able to quickly clean the spray paint off the glass before you open up for business. For more information, contact local professionals like Grover Cleaning Service Inc.