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Stripping Old Finishes

Learn the proper techniques for stripping old finishes, from experts at DIY Network.

With so many chemical strippers and stripping techniques it can be confusing when deciding which product or technique to use. Let DIY Network make it easier with these tips from the experts.

Get expert tips on stripping old paint finishes

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

Safety Precautions for Chemical Strippers

Learn the proper techniques and materials needed to safely remove old finishes from wooden furniture and antiques.

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How to Remove Paint with Chemical Strippers

Learn how to remove paint from wood by using a chemical stripper or varnish remover.

  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How to Remove Paint from Metal and Wicker

To strip paint from wicker and metal, you'll need to use different stripping techniques than those used for stripping paint from wood.

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