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how do i strip paint off of wood?

what tools do i use? then how do i prepare the surface for repainting?

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Asked by mhaney03 at 11:42 AM on Apr. 6, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • I would think you would need a sander and sand paper...

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 11:55 AM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • by a liquid stripper. you'll want a scrub brush and ideally a power washer but sometimes a strong water stream from a hose is enough. we did this recently. other instructions come on the paint stripper.

    Answer by mrs_pulley at 11:57 AM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • like another said...use paint stripper. you will most likely need a scrapper, one of those tools that you also use for mudding sheetrock is what i mean.

    you will most likely need sandpaper for the corners.

    Answer by americansugar80 at 12:14 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • Liquid stripper or a heat gun. Sandpaper once everything is over.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 1:12 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • I once stripped a large oval coffee table and re-stained it. Get a liquid stripper and a will also want a fine grit sandpaper for areas that don't strip as easily as others.

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 3:25 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • Liquid stripper. Follow the directions. Peel off with a putty knife. Wipe off as much as you can with a cloth
    Then buy or borrow a power sander.
    Once the liquid stripper dries, sand the rest off with the sandpaper. Use coarse for stripping and medium to fine sandpaper for finishing it off.
    Stain and apply polyeruothane.

    Answer by mrsderekjeter at 3:27 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

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