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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. Stripping Cabinets (01:18)

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

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

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

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

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

  4. 4. Stripping Away Old Finishes (06:08)

    Everything you need to know about stripping furniture.

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

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

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

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

  7. 7. Winterizing Doors (03:53)

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

  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Best Electrical Wire Stripper (00:55)

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

  10. 10. 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...

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

    Learn techniques for stripping finishes with methylene chloride.

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

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

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

    This cluttered space becomes the ultimate hot rod garage.

  14. 14. Infrared Paint Stripper

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

  15. 15. Salvaging Cabinets (01:56)

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

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