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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...

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Top 32 Stripping Projects

  1. 1. Stripping Away Old Finishes (06:08)

    Everything you need to know about stripping furniture.

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

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

  3. 3. Slow Cooker Paint Removal (00:01:11)

    Nicole uses a slow cooker to help strip old hardware of caked-on paint.

  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. How to Remove Paint with Chemical Strippers

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

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. Stripping Paint (02:54)

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

  7. 7. Weatherstripping (00:53)

    Seal gaps around doors and windows with weatherstripping to save energy.

  8. 8. Stripping Cabinets (01:18)

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

  9. 9. Protecting Weather Stripping (00:00:23)

    Extend the life of the rubber seal around your doors with this easy trick.

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

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

  11. 11. Hot Rod Garage (20:00)

    This cluttered space becomes the ultimate hot rod garage.

  12. 12. Window Maintenance Manual (02:01)

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

  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. How to Remove Texture from the Wall

    Learn how to properly remove texture from the wall and then smooth out the rough spots with dry wall.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  15. 15. Stripping Old Finishes

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

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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