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I looked at my beautiful, white French doors in my kitchen and thought “why not!”
I hurried over to the doors and before I could change my own mind I started slathering on the Queenstown Gray paint I had just finished painting on my bottom cabinets.
Then this frightening thought entered my brain: “do I need to tape off ALL the window panes?” The answer: NO! Absolutely not.
Immense sigh of relief.
How? Vinegar! I always have vinegar on hand, it has seriously become a staple to my everyday life, so I wasn’t surprised to learn it could help me with painting, too.
How to remove the paint
Paint your French doors like you would paint any door – just try to ignore the fact that there are so many little windows. Once the paint (all coats necessary) is dry you can spray the windows down with a vinegar and water mix. I recommend using ¼ water and ¾ vinegar in a spray bottle. Then use a small blade to glide the paint off the windows. The paint should slide right off – it’s just so easy! Use a paper towel to collect and wipe up any excess paint scraps left behind on the window panes.
I absolutely love my dark grey French doors and the added character that it was previously lacking. The former white walls and white doors created a washed-out look. The dark paint now adds a charming and sophisticated pop of color. And I couldn’t be happier.