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Safety Precautions for Chemical Strippers

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

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Top 32 Stripping Projects

  1. 1. Professional Refinishing Tips (03:38)

    Learn time-saving techniques and clean-up tricks for stripping projects.

  2. 2. 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...

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

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

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

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

  5. 5. 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.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. Chemical Furniture Strippers (06:13)

    Learn techniques for stripping finishes with methylene chloride.

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

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

  8. 8. Wallpaper Stripping System (03:14)

    If the usual methods don't work, try a wallpaper stripping system.

  9. 9. 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
  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. Window Maintenance Manual (02:01)

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

  12. 12. 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...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. Restoring Painted Wood Trim (00:02:11)

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

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

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

  15. 15. 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
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