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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. Protecting Weather Stripping (00:00:23)

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 6. Salvaging Cabinets (01:56)

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

  7. 7. Stripping Cabinets (01:18)

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

  8. 8. Stripping Paint (02:54)

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

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

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

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

    Here are the DIY Basics on staining a banister.

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

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

  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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...

  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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