Instead of using an old pot, I bought an old crock pot at a thrift store and use it to remove paint from hardware! how to easily remove old paint from old hardware using only soap and water - so simple!
How to remove paint from hardware. Hot water in old crock pot paint stripping. Soak painted hardware in hot water to loosen many layers of paint and make cleaning much easier. Works on most paints. Not so on finishes like lacquer.