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How to Remove Paint and Reveal the Natural Wood

A dresser gets stripped with liquid paint remover to reveal its natural pine color, then stamped with small suns to add character to the piece.

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remaking an old dresser for fiesta family room
  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Brush on Liquid Paint Stripper

Brush on Jasco liquid paint stripper. Let set for a few minutes, then scrape off with putty knives and steel wool.

brush on liquid paint stripper

Step 2: Sand the Dresser Lightly

Sand lightly, allowing bits of paint to remain on dresser.

Step 3: Apply the Sun Stamp

Apply sun stamps to drawer-pull areas. Apply a clear coat of Modern Masters Dead Flat varnish.

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