Tape all edges shut or seal in heavy-duty trash bags for disposal. The trick is to find the right temperature; too low and the job takes forever, too high and you could create harmful vapors, char the wood—or even set the house on fire. Hand stripping these lovelies would be a nightmare since they are rather ornate. The ultra low prices that Near West charged, due to their State subsidies, are history. What chemicals are used so I can make my own?
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Get the latest news, updates and offers from This Old House to your inbox. Instead, I just got to work stripping. Does not all paint stripping methods have the possibility of generating hazardous waste depending upon the composition of the stripped paint? Use water to mist the debris on layers of paper and plastic drop cloths underfoot before carefully folding them, dirty side inward. Old credit cards or gift cards can be repurposed as custom scrapers by cutting them to match the surface you need to strip.
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Have patience, this process may take a while. It takes awhile to develop a technique, but read the instructions on the back of the Formby's can to get started. MC strippers that are not boosted with alkali don't alter the "patina"of the wood. Since the late s many of these stripped doors have now been repainted and the choice of paints has changed dramatically to include water-based and cellulose based paints, for example. The stripping of doors has been around since the early s, removing the numerous coats of paints on each door and leaving a generally good timber surface to prepare and then varnish, wax or oil - or indeed repaint. Stripping antique wood furniture of its old or original finish is the first and vitally important step in the refinishing process. I finished the first coat on the front doors.
YP advertisers receive higher placement in the default ordering of search results and may appear in sponsored listings on the top, side, or bottom of the search results page. Traditional removal methods may be more expensive than simply replacing these architectural treasures - our new process is price competitive with replacement - making the decision to maintain the character of your home an easy one! Sanding is the easiest way to remove paint. When I started the project to repaint the laundry room doors , my hope was that I could just sand them down to remove the paint drips from the previous paint job s and to rough-up the surface before repainting. I learned several things:.