How to Remove Paint Splatter from Eyeglasses

Posted in Home Improvement on June 21, 2018

It happened to me once. I got paint spatters on my pair of glasses with a scratch-resistant finish. and I didn‘t want to clean them in a way that would ruin that finish. Then I had to search online for the best way to remove paint spatter from my eyeglasses.

The truth is simple: the scratch-resistant coating on your lenses doesn’t make a bit of difference in the way you should clean them. Clean your glasses with acetone and a salt cotton cloth, following all label precautions. If you don’t have any acetone handy, fingernail polish remover will work just fine. Never clean your lenses by rubbing them with a dry cloth, and never use paint removers or abrasive cleaners.

There is one exception, however. If you have polycarbonate lenses, which are thinner and lighter than regular plastic lenses, use rubbing alcohol instead of acetone (and be patient).

Ask an optometrist if you’re uncertain what your lens are made of.

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