DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Carpentry and Woodworking > Stripping trim

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-07-2009, 10:31 PM  
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 48
Liked 15 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default Stripping trim

I am getting ready to strip several layers of paint and stain from some original wood trim in our 1890 house. I already have it off the walls, as I had to repair some water damage in our front entryway.
I'm trying to decide whether I should use a chemical stripper, or try using map gas, as I saw once in a restoration project. Anyone tried the latter? Opinions?
Also, if I like what I see and decide to stain the trim, I will probably want to get to the rest of the house eventually. Is there a good way to strip woodwork without removing it from the plaster walls? The walls are in good shape, and I'm afraid that I'd ruin them if I tried to get the trim off.

KatyE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2009, 07:26 AM  
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Posts: 2,725
Liked 241 Times on 204 Posts
Likes Given: 113


Sanding will create alot of airborne dust and be somewhat labor intensive.
Chemical stipper will be messy and require some masking on the plaster wall and the floor surface. Also, perform a lead based paint test before you start you project.
MAPP gas can be an option if your careful but, do it with plenty of ventilation.
If you test positive of lead based paint, your best bet would be to replace the molding.
kok328 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Stripping Wallpaper TxBuilder Walls and Ceilings 9 10-07-2009 01:01 PM
Stripping paint the easy way? Zachary Painting Forum 4 09-13-2009 10:42 PM
Stripping Wire kok328 Electrical and Wiring 1 07-24-2009 01:01 PM
Stripping Painted Concrete Kenny_G Garage & Workshop Forum 1 07-30-2008 09:59 AM
Stripping and refinishing kitchen cabinets Micmouse Carpentry and Woodworking 11 04-04-2006 04:12 PM

Newest Threads