So, be warned, Second Use has gone through a redesign with its look and feel since publishing the guide linked below.  But deep down inside, we strive to be helpful, knowledgeable and make salvage intuitive, accessible and fun.  The tips and tricks are still good, so why throw the baby out with the bathwater?

We put together this incredibly helpful guide a while back.  We hope you can appreciate our earlier branding and learn all about how to take that painted over Eastlake strikeplate, or peeling, multilayered maybe-this-is-japanned escutcheon back to its original glory.

As always, be careful about lead paint! Learn more about the hazards of this paint additive that is common to older paint here.