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Dear PoPville – Paint Stripping old Veneered Doors, Success!

by Prince Of Petworth August 25, 2011 at 11:00 am 15 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

OP here, from What Do You Use to Remove Paint?

Some initial results to report. See photos.

Turns out the doors are veneered. Who knew? Heat gun very useful for paint goop stuck in crevices. And for all the areas that the stripper missed. Little wood carving tool, steel brush, and chisel worked well. Clean up with Denatured Alcohol and rags at the end works well. Overall effort way more than $100 to use local dipper shop downtown. Wondering though if the lye dip would have screwed up the veneer. Ah well, on to the next one.”


If anyone else has some home improvement/renovation projects you’d be willing to share – please send some photos (before and after if possible) with a brief description including cost if possible to princeofpetworth(at)gmail

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