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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. 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. Franmar Soy Gel (01:20)

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

  3. 3. Staining a Banister (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on staining a banister.

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

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

  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. Stripping Old Finishes

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

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. Salvaging Cabinets (01:56)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Learn techniques for stripping finishes with methylene chloride.

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

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

  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Stripping Away Old Finishes (06:08)

    Everything you need to know about stripping furniture.

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