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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. Window Maintenance Manual (02:01)

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

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

    This cluttered space becomes the ultimate hot rod garage.

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

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

  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Infrared Paint Stripper

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

  6. 6. Stripping Paint (02:54)

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

  7. 7. Salvaging Cabinets (01:56)

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

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

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

  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Slow Cooker Paint Removal (00:01:11)

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

  11. 11. Weatherstripping (00:53)

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

  12. 12. 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...

  13. 13. Stripping Cabinets (01:18)

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

  14. 14. Stripping Wicker and Metal (03:41)

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

  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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