How To: Work with Chemical Paint Stripper

When other methods fail, you can use paint stripper to chemically remove an old or unwanted finish.

Where stripping paint is concerned, there’s just no easy way out. Here are some tips. Cover the floor under your work. Wear gloves and eye protection. Use disposable brushes and don’t even try to clean them. Be good and generous with solvent. Scrape first with a putty knife, then follow up with superfine steel wool. And always work in a well-ventilated area.

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