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  1. #1
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    Default Stripping chandeliers

    My Mother painted the chandeliers in the house when the antiquing phase was a craze in the 70"s. I want to strip them but they are very intricate in design. Can I get some suggestions and help on what products and tools to use? Thank you.
    Last edited by jingalbelle; 05-15-2009 at 02:57 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Default Re: Stripping chandeliers

    Why can't you just repaint them without stripping?
    HOPE THIS IS HELPFUL!

    Oklahoma City, OK

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    Default Re: Stripping chandeliers

    A trick that I've heard renovators use to strip paint off of metal parts is to soak them in hot soapy water for several hours. A crock pot is recommended.
    The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.

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    Default Re: Stripping chandeliers

    Personally I use paint stripper applied with a paint brush. Wipe off as much of the loosened paint as possible with a rag and then scrub with a tooth brush dipped in stripper.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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