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How to Strip Woodwork

How to Strip Woodwork

There are three main ways of removing paint, varnish or other finishes from wood. Both sanding and heat stripping can be used for removing paint. Chemicals will remove French polish and varnish as well as oil-based paints. Do not use heat to remove paint if you want a natural wood finish, as it is easy […]

How to Recognize the Finish and Deciding to Strip

How to Recognize the Finish and Deciding to Strip

The first refinishing decision you will have to make is whether you need to strip the entire piece. A scruffy, dirty finish does not automatically need stripping; basically, as long as there are not too many scratches and they are not too deep, there are quite a few ways to avoid going back to the […]