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Old 11-16-2012, 03:41 PM  
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Default Permanent paint from the '30s?

I've been refinishing furniture for years and have never encountered a finish I couldn't remove...until now. The object is a large tool chest built by my great-grandfather in 1933. The finish looks like a modern day green flat latex.

I have tried chemical paste strippers such as Strypeeze, heat, alcohol, acetone, and laquer thinner to no avail.

What am I missing?



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Old 11-16-2012, 05:18 PM  
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Is it a stain or dye?
Is it wood? If so you can sand it down.

Got a pic?



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Old 11-18-2012, 05:08 PM  
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It's paint on pine. Today I decided to keep a section wet with a paste remover for 1/2 hour. Using a #3 pad and a lot of elbow grease, I was able to get down to the white primer. Think I'll give it a surface strip, 150 sand, and repaint.

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Sounds like you are going to get it. Post some before and afters for us paint geeks.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:49 AM  
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Sounds like lead paint to me, as its stubborn as all heck to remove. Just be careful of ingesting and dust from sanding etc.

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Sounds like lead paint to me, as its stubborn as all heck to remove. Just be careful of ingesting and dust from sanding etc.
I suppose I could of included a safety comment to my sanding post.


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