Paint On Your Prescription Sunglasses – It Can Be Removed!

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Prescription sunglasses are a sound investment. They make it possible to see clearly when the sun is at its brightest and can help improve your vision while driving during the day. If you wear your prescription sunglasses while working on your home or completing projects that require the use of paint, it is quite possible that the paint has made its way onto your sunglasses. If this is the case, don't fret—you can get the paint off without damaging the lenses or frames rather easily.

To remove the paint you will need:

  • Glass cleaner containing ammonia
  • Dish soap
  • Hot water
  • Small dish/bowl
  • Clean, soft cloths

Immediate Care

The quicker you work to get the paint off of your glasses, the easier the cleaning process will be. The longer the paint cures on the glasses, the more difficult it will be for you to get off.

Stop – Don't try to wipe the paint off of your glasses! You will make the cleaning process much more difficult for yourself.

The minute you notice the paint on your glasses, run some hot water in a dish and add a few drops of liquid dish soap. Mix it up well and set your glasses in the mixture. Let it rest for about 15 minutes. After time has lapsed, rinse the glasses under hot water. In many cases, this is all that is needed to get the paint off, but in other instances, you will need to use a soft, clean cloth to wipe the paint away.

Dried Paint

After the paint has dried, you will need to take a few more steps to clean it off of your glasses. Pour some glass cleaner that contains ammonia in a small dish. Put it in your microwave to warm it up—you don't want it hot, just very warm.

Set the glasses in the warm glass cleaner and walk away for 20 minutes or so. At that point, remove them from the cleaner and try peeling the paint off of your glasses gently. If the paint doesn't seem pliable, warm the glass cleaner once more and repeat the process. Eventually, the paint will soften and you will be able to peel it right off without any damage to your glasses.

The next time you want to paint something, wear safety goggles over your prescription sunglasses. You can purchase them large enough to fit over your sunglasses to protect them from the paint splatters and not have to worry about repeating this process each time you paint something. For more information, contact companies like Wear Eyewear. 

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