But upon closer inspection, its outward appearance looked like it was beyond hope. Well, now you can buy those ugly ducklings, because you will learn how to remove that old, worn-out finish and bring back the natural beauty of the wood. Or if you want to put on a hard-finish topcoat, such as polyurethane, the only way to get good results is to first strip off the old finish. And, finally, if the piece has deep stains or scratches, stripping is the first step in repairing these problems. Storing excess stripper in your home can be dangerous. Most solvent-base strippers contain methylene chloride, a potent chemical that makes them fast and thorough.
How to Strip Paint From Wood
How to Refinish Wood Furniture
Refinishing is fun. Anything from furniture and interior trim to doors and windows can be stripped and refinished. Stripping off old paint for refinishing, however, takes a great deal of patience and time. The bricks had been painted a horrible mint green color. A week, and about two gallons of stripper later, we finally got down to the natural bricks.
Neue Folge: "Ein besonderer Gartenteich für Irene"
Your wood furniture piece is valuable to you. Your furniture may hold substantial monetary value, too. So when it's in bad shape, why replace it?