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

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

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

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

  3. 3. Winterizing Doors (03:53)

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

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

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

  5. 5. Stripping Cabinets (01:18)

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

  6. 6. Salvaging Cabinets (01:56)

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

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

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

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

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

  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. Chemical Furniture Strippers (06:13)

    Learn techniques for stripping finishes with methylene chloride.

  15. 15. 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
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