02:53PM | 11/02/03
Member Since: 11/01/03
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All of the trim around my windows and doors and my baseboards in my living room are painted over wood. There is beautiful wood grain underneath of the paint..I can see I wanted to strip the paint off. We bought k-3 premium stripper from Home Depot and tried to strip the window trim. WHAT A MESS!!! We had to put two applications on the trim to get it off (scraping between each) and after some heavy duty elbow action, we still had a layer of slushy white paint that we could not get off. We let it dry and tried sanding the rest of it off and we got some pretty good results but it took forever for just a small area.My question(s) is/are, should a stripper take this much effort? Am I doing it wrong? Am I using the right product? do I complete it by getting all of the slushy paint off?


03:06AM | 11/03/03
Member Since: 11/02/03
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It sounds as if you might be overloading the stripper on top of the paint. I used a paste type chemical stripper all weekend on my cabinets to get ready to piant them with the same results (messy goopy mess). I them started to apply less stripper in multiple coats and that seems to eliminate some of the mess. Also I used two to three light coats of stripper and ran my stripper shovel (neat toy) over the top of the surface. THen I waited for the stripper to dry out and sanded the entire set removing ansy stripper and/or paint.


09:27AM | 11/04/03
Member Since: 11/03/03
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I just wanted to share my experience I've had with strippers. I've recently stripped a full dining table set, as well as cupboards in my bathroom. I was recommended to use a product called RemovALL. No, stripping doesn't have to be that messy! This stuff is quite different from what is on the market right now. You put it on and you wait, sometimes overnight- the next day, the paint has lifted off and you take it off with a cloth or putty knife.
What I did with my table set is that I rinse it all out with the hose, gave it a light sand to remove any loose wood fiber and I was able to apply a clear stain. I had tried Circa and PolyStripa- it didn't work as well and smelled pretty bad. In the bathroom I rinsed the cupboards with soapy water. The only incovenience is that you have to wait.


08:35AM | 11/08/03
Member Since: 07/11/00
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Your job can easily be done by using the PEEL AWAY 7 paint removal product. It will do the removal in one application and will keep the natural color of the wood. Visit
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