removing paint from wood

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  1. Apr 7, 2011 #1

    sisyphus

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    Hi all, I'm removing paint with a chemical paint stripper from my handrails and ballisters. how do I get the paint out of the small valleys in the wood? thanks
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 #2

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    Dental type scraping tools. Look in the tools section of your local paint supplier.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 #3

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    Or better yet sand them down or your still going to have pits.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2011 #4

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    thanks for responding, but I think I'm going to do the sanding part that another poster suggested. I don't have the patience. I thought I could use a stiff brush to remove the paint. thanks anyway.
     
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    thanks for responding. I'm going to take your suggestion. after sanding and stainning. 3 coats of polyureathene good enough?
     
  6. Apr 9, 2011 #6

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    I would have a conglomareate of stuff, light paper, heavy paper and a small stiff brush. Yes 3 coats will do you just fine:)
     
  7. Apr 12, 2011 #7

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    thanks, luckily today there is rain outdoors, good time for indoor project. thanks all for responding
     
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    Sanding will be the good option. Due to this, the wood furnishing will also be done together.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2012 #9

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    hey sisyphus..!

    don't worry.. sanding will definitely work..:beer:
     

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