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How to Remove Paint Using Chemicals

Chemical strippers can make paint removal easier, but it's essential that you follow proper procedures and take safety precautions.

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Top 32 Stripping Projects

  1. 1. Staining a Banister (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on staining a banister.

  2. 2. Smart Strip Paint Remover (01:01)

    Smart Strip removes 15 layers of paint fast, easily -- and without fumes.

  3. 3. 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 th...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. Stripping Away Old Finishes (06:08)

    Everything you need to know about stripping furniture.

  5. 5. Restoring Painted Wood Trim (00:02:11)

    Nicole shows how to restore painted wood trim to its original beauty.

  6. 6. Stripping Paint (02:54)

    Brad Staggs reveals how easy it is to strip paint off an old door knob.

  7. 7. Paint-Stripper Basics

    Whether it's removing paint from baseboards and trim, or removing the varnish from furniture, chemical strippers can help you do the jo...

  8. 8. 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.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. Stripping Cabinets (01:18)

    Jenny and Cave Wilson give advice on how to strip cabinets.

  10. 10. Infrared Paint Stripper

    DIY Network makes stripping paint easy with an infrared paint stripper that softens paint for a quick and painless removal.

  11. 11. Stripping Paint From Furniture (02:44)

    Removing paint from wooden furniture is easy with these great tips.

  12. 12. 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
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. Window Maintenance Manual (02:01)

    Keep your windows clean and well-maintained with these simple strategies.

  14. 14. Using an Environmentally Friendly Paint Stripper

    DIY experts discuss environmentally friendly paint strippers, which take a little longer to do the job but are safer for the user and t...

  15. 15. Best Electrical Wire Stripper (00:55)

    Take a look at a great wire stripping tool that is a snap to use.

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