I have a 1902 Craftsman Bungalow with all of the original wood trim (windows, base boards, doors and door frames) however all of it has been paint several times over the years. I would like to remove all of the paint and refinish the wood.
I've heard of several different methods for removing the paint from these areas such as Heat Guns, Chemical Paint Strippers and so on but what is the best method for this?
Much of the paint on the door frames easily chips off with a simple hand scrapper revealing the natural wood underneath but there is still alot of old chipped varnish left that won't simply sc**** or chip off.
Will the paint stripper remove this last layer of varnish as well or should I start sanding the wood once I get to the varnish?