Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Deconstruction 2: Lift Off!!

Motsenbocker's Lift Off 4 Spray Paint, my saving grace.

Last year when we first moved in, I painted the glass panels of our built-in china cabinet with black spray paint. At first, using paint seemed like a great way to cover the glass. But Sunday, as I stood in front of the cabinet wondering how to remove the paint, I realized it would have been much easier if I'd just used fabric.

But I didn't, so Sunday afternoon Jerome and I jumped in the car and headed to Home Depot in search of spray paint remover. We scoured the paint section for what seemed like forever. Who knew there were so many different removers out there? Fifteen minutes later, we found two sprays specifically made for getting rid of spray paint and graffiti.

The first solvent was a bit pricey, so I made the easy choice and went with Motsenbocker's Lift Off 4 Spray Paint ($5.79). The stuff is amazing! Aside from being affordable, it's also easy to use. I sprayed the glass and let it sit for a few seconds. Next thing I knew, the paint came right off. I recommend using a putty knife instead of a towel - it's faster which is good if you're impatient like me!

But wait, the good things don't stop there. Lift Off is safer than most removers out there and won't kill you if it touches your skin. According to Motsenbocker's website, their products are safe for people, the environment, and most surfaces. The spray paint remover is green cross certified, deemed biodegradable, and has low VOCs. Pretty good for a solvent!

My only regret now is that I'd taken pictures of the dining room before I started packing. I changed the room around quite a bit since I last blogged about it but never got around to taking pictures. Oh well. 3 days till we move - I know you're all excited!

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