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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. Salvaging Cabinets (01:56)

    Matt Martin and his mother give advice on how to salvage kitchen cabinets.

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

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

  3. 3. Stripping Paint (02:54)

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

  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Restoring Painted Wood Trim (00:02:11)

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

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

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

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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...

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

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

  10. 10. Stripping Cabinets (01:18)

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

  11. 11. Infrared Paint Stripper

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

  12. 12. Chemical Furniture Strippers (06:13)

    Learn techniques for stripping finishes with methylene chloride.

  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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...

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