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    Default Stripping paint

    I have taken the task of stripping 90years of paint from my interior doors. Chemical is too messy and I need to re-apply several times, so I use a heat gun. My question is there a way to get the detail molding more easily? Heat gun and sc****rs damage the detail molding.

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    Default Re: Stripping paint

    buy new door

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    Default Re: Stripping paint

    Well...now for a USEFULL reply!

    Sorry...because of a good probability of lead in the finish, you'll HAVE to use a chemical.
    Very good newer "Safe" strippers are more $$$, BUT you can do the job IN your house.
    Good ones are Peel-Away from Dumond chemicals, and the Back-to-Nature line.
    BTN info here:
    http://http://www.ibacktonature.com/...homeowner.html

    This class of strippers is good, but need up to a 24-hr dwell time. Much easier on our brain-cells too!!!

    You'll also have to use stripper in detail areas with small/curved sc****rs. Think "dental-style" tools here...!

    Sorry...sometimes there is only one way to do stuff...

    Faron

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    Smile Re: Stripping paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Faron View Post
    Well...now for a USEFULL reply!

    Sorry...because of a good probability of lead in the finish, you'll HAVE to use a chemical.
    Very good newer "Safe" strippers are more $$$, BUT you can do the job IN your house.
    Good ones are Peel-Away from Dumond chemicals, and the Back-to-Nature line.
    BTN info here:
    http://http://www.ibacktonature.com/...homeowner.html

    This class of strippers is good, but need up to a 24-hr dwell time. Much easier on our brain-cells too!!!

    You'll also have to use stripper in detail areas with small/curved sc****rs. Think "dental-style" tools here...!

    Sorry...sometimes there is only one way to do stuff...

    Faron
    Thanks for the help. Now if you could help me find the morons who painted the solid brass door hardware white, that would be great

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