How to Strip Wood

How to Strip Wood


How to Strip Wood. Peel back time by stripping your wood of unwanted
paint or getting rid of old stain. You will need Tarp Protective eyewear Protective
clothing Gloves Well-ventilated area Metal container Stripper Paintbrush Putty knife
Newspaper Lacquer thinner Shellac thinner Steel wool and old rags or paper towels. Step 1. Protect your floor by spreading a tarp under
the piece you will be stripping, unless you are stripping the floor itself. Protect yourself by putting on protective
eyewear, clothes that cover all of your skin, and gloves. Make sure you are working either outside or
in an area with a lot of ventilation. Step 2. Remove any hardware from the piece before
beginning the process. Step 3. Fill a metal container, such as an old coffee
can, with stripper and, with an old, natural-bristle paintbrush, brush stripper onto a small area
of the piece. Wait several minutes for the paint to blister. Get some fresh air while you wait for the
stripper to work on the paint. Step 4. Scrape away the blistering paint or varnish
with a putty knife, removing reside from the knife by wiping it with old newspaper. Step 5. Mix one part lacquer thinner and one part
shellac thinner in a container. Then dip a piece of steel wool into the mixture
and use the steel wool to remove excess paint from the wood. Wipe off excess goop with an old rag or paper
towels. Step 6. Continue working in small sections until the
entire piece is finished and all traces of the previous coat are gone. Allow the piece to dry overnight and then
refinish it to your liking. Move your excess chemicals outside to evaporate. Did you know In 2010, Iceland passed a law
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