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How to Remove Old Paint and Varnish

Stripping away old paint or varnish doesn't have to be an impossible task. Follow tips from the experts on how to strip away old paint or varnish.

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Materials

  • tung oil finish
  • furniture refinisher
  • methylene chloride
  • wax paper
  • metal panels
  • liquid refinishing compound

Tools

  • rubber gloves
  • steel wool
  • sandpaper
  • towel
  • bristle brush
  • plastic spatulas
  • charcoal-filter respirator

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