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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. 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...

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

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

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

    Learn techniques for stripping finishes with methylene chloride.

  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Best Electrical Wire Stripper (00:55)

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Salvaging Cabinets (01:56)

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

  10. 10. Stripping Paint (02:54)

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

  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. Stripping Away Old Finishes (06:08)

    Everything you need to know about stripping furniture.

  14. 14. Franmar Soy Gel (01:20)

    Check out this eco-friendly solution to stripping paint from surfaces.

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

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

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