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tc768

09:26AM | 04/09/01
Member Since: 04/08/01
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I recently purchased an older home with oak frames around the doors and windows. The previous owners elected to paint over them. I want to remove the paint. Where the paint has chipped I can see that the wood is finished. How can I remove the old paint without damaging the finish on the wood ??

tigerstripe

07:30AM | 04/16/01
Member Since: 04/03/01
40 lifetime posts
BIX Stripper works well, I've used it to remove paint and varnish from several different wood items. It is a "gel" consistency, so it sticks even to a vertical surface. Paint it on thick and let it sit until you see the paint underneath bubble, then scrape with a plastic paint scraper, old toothbrush for any grooves, etc (nothing metal that will scratch). You may need to scrape and reapply the stripper a few times to remove all of it, depending on how thick the layers of paint are. Let the stripper do the work and make sure you have your windows open at the time so you don't breathe the fumes!! good luck
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