Re: Stripping old woodwork
First if it is old paint it may be Milkpaint, to remove that go to realmilkpaint.com and get their stripper, if it's newer oilbased or latex paint, Bix or Zipstrip, or even a heat gun. If it's a natural finish like varnish, you might want to first just try cleaning it with TSP. Second try the Formby products. If theworkwork is in bad shape strip with Bix or Zipstrip, wash, sand and refinish.
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