COMMUNITY FORUM

vccarr

11:00AM | 03/24/04
Member Since: 03/22/04
2 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
I have been using Citristrip to remove paint and varnish from the windowsills, doorframes, and baseboards in my dining room. We bought the house 15 years ago and the house is 90 years old, but only the past 25 years has someone put paint on all the woodwork hiding very good wood stained a medium walnut. My problem is once I get to the old varnish over the stain (the paint scrapes right off)the Citristrip and varnish gums (for lack of a better word) up and is very, very hard to remove. I have done most of it with a lot of elbow grease (trip to the doctor for tendinitis in elbow)and it does look beautiful for what I have gotten done. Is there anything else such as lacquer thinner or sanding that can get this varnish off without a lot of elbow grease? I want to tackle our stairway next if I can figure out a way to get the varnish off without another trip to the doctor for tendinitis. Would appreciate your help!! Thanks!!

5slb6

02:07AM | 03/26/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Why don't you try denatured alcohol as the finish may very well be shellac and the alcohol will desolve it.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1