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08:05AM | 06/18/01
Member Since: 06/17/01
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My house is a 1925 bungalow and I discovered I have decorative Italian tiled hearth. It was painted white until yesterday (and two containers of strypping paste later!). Due to the settling of the house, some of the tile is not flush with my newly finished hardwood floors, but raised about a half inch on one side and a 1/4inch on the other.

How do I remove the white paint from the raised tile edges without damaging my beautiful floors? Also, most of the white paint is gone from the surface of the tile, but a film still remains. Should I apply yet MORE strypping paste? I've gone through two containers already...there were SO many layers of paint!! Or, is there something else that I can just wipe on that will get rid of this white residue? Also, should I paint a clear coat of anything over the tile once all the paint is gone?

By the way, I am NOT "handy", so it can't be too complicated!


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