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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. Chemical Furniture Strippers (06:13)

    Learn techniques for stripping finishes with methylene chloride.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 6. 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...

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

    Everything you need to know about stripping furniture.

  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Smart Strip Paint Remover (01:01)

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

  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 Wicker and Metal (03:41)

    Strip away layers of built-up paint on wicker and old metal furniture

  12. 12. Winterizing Doors (03:53)

    Add weather stripping to keep cold drafts from blasting your home.

  13. 13. 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...

  14. 14. Stripping Old Finishes

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

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 15. Restoring Painted Wood Trim (00:02:11)

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

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