This is going downhill fast :), so glad you made the comparison on one piece of furniture. I love to paint furniture but I have never used anything to take the paint off. happy painting! YOU”RE THE BEST!!! and my table has no lead- i bought a lead test. I’m on the hunt for a dresser like that for the bedroom… no luck yet. I also appreciate your correct word usage/spelling. After spending so much time and putting so much love into a piece I get very attached. : ) $11.72 $ 11. Nauseating at times. Girl you can write! OH that brings back bad memories of stripping the antique desk. Conclusion: after these two strippers duked it out on the same layers of paint, I have to vote Citristrip for all my future uses, even though it takes a lot longer to work (up to 24 hours). Results? Thanks for doing this! So thank you…you rock! :-). I love the dresser that you are trying to mimic. . Very good to know. I have a project I’ve been waiting to do, it involves stripping – now, I can jump in and do it with confidence! Good luck on it and I hope it works out well for you. Lead very bad. Dangerous. I list this as a last resort for removing paint from wood because it is a methyl based solvent and is much harsher than even lacquer thinner, more flammable, harsher on the skin and worse fumes. Paint and Varnish Stripping Paste Non-NMP Model# HCG740 $ 18 53 $ 18 53. To strip old paint, apply a thick coat of remover uniformly over the surface of a section with an inexpensive paintbrush. I just bought some Kleanstrip for an upcoming project, but may need to dig for the receipt so I can exchange it for the Citristrip. And I’m totally excited to see what you do with it :). Citrustrip is a magical liquid! ;), I know you’ll be rewarded for your hard work with a beautiful piece. This is a non-toxic and biodegradable gel that will help remove multiple layers of paint and varnish from doors, cabinets, furniture, metal, and masonry surfaces. I can’t tell you how many endless hours were spent stripping the layers and layers but so worth it! Active ingredient: N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) Strength: A ⅛-inch coat removes up to seven layers of paint. You crack me up. I also love the rustic look. My pet peeve is when one uses “there” for “their”, “your” for “you’re”, etc. I’m in the midst of stripping-painting-finishing a vanity. I did my kitchen table, in place, and everyone tolerated it fine. rachel. I have been a KleanStrip girl all along because I knew it worked (for the most part) and was nervous about the non-chemical, citrius smelling stripper. It contains no methylene chloride (or No NMP), is non-caustic and ideal for indoor use. 4.1 out of 5 ... FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. I’m with Katie – has anyone used CitriStrip on stain/shiny finish of unknown origin (not painted)? Can’t wait to see the finished product. Citristrip 64 oz. And indeed, this product features exceptional characteristics. I will use it next time! I was excited to see this show up in my Google Reader this morning, and on my next stripping job I am going to use the CitriStrip! Julie. I usually use KleanStrip but I want to try the other kind now too. (It’s my favorite movie of all time.) I am glad you found one you like (if I’m brave enough, I’ll follow your lead!). Now in the process of prettifying this piece, I hope you remember to lavish some attention on the inside, too!! I removed very resistant paint with this method. Plus, who doesn’t love a stripper with a heart of gold story? I also did this as an experiment and found the same results and conclusions. This may seem a bit odd but I actually like the look of the dresser after one application of Klean Strip! I usually just sand the heck out of it then prime and paint. Always felt I was shortening my life whenever I breathed the stuff. I love your patina dresser and it sounds like I will be using Citristrip. When we first bought our house we started sanding the trim to prep for paint and it was chipping off so I (a completely inexperienced DIYer) decided “Hey, lets put paint stripper on ALL the door jambs” while my boyfriend was at work. Can’t wait to see it! I needed its drawers to store all sorts of family things like those gym membership cards I rarely use, or the computer cords that belong to some contraption lost somewhere in my house. :) This is a beautiful dresser! Great comparison post! But this time, I was dealing with multiple layers. Filed Under: Before + After, DIY100 Comments », That is an adorable dresser. Great tutorial and funny! Thanks for the comparison. I have a little bedside cabinet project I keep delaying b/c I don’t want to break the furniture :-). I can’t think of the name of it but I am thinking that I will have to wait for it to warm up some before I finish it. Dwell time: 30 minutes to 24 hours Removal: Scrape off the paint with a plastic scraper, and use an abrasive pad and mineral spirits to remove any lingering residue. I appreciate all the creativity, too:). Citristrip: This wood stripper is an orange gel, best on furniture details and flat surfaces since it is thin. I have tackled many a paint project and agree with the idea of taking the paint off before adding more on top. Tee hee, I like this post. That being said it has pros and cons. So I brought it home and tolerated its chippy white paint job for many moons until it dawned on me. Amazing. It’s chemical is safe and doesn’t react with skin and release harsh fumes. Wish me luck!! I’m looking forward to the results :D. thank you thank you thank you for posting this! Once the weather breaks, I want to strip & repaint EVERYTHING :) Cant wait to see your finished paint job! can i just say i am smitten? I love your humor and it makes reading through your posts that much more enjoyable. It keeps it damp longer and definitely speeds things up. In this case I wasn’t comfortable adding yet another layer of paint to this particular dresser since I wanted some parts of the wood to show through. This dresser’s proportions were perfect and its price was right ! I am totally a fan of the Citristrip stuff too. ;) Can’t believe it took so many steps to get all that paint off! Worth every minute:-) Bottom line, I’m channeling Scarlett O’Hara, and raising my fist to the air . Hello, I’m Kate! I was actually in home depot yesterday looking at both these products and trying to decide if the citristrip would work! I had a great armoire, and it was so tough to strip…the table that is. Well, I’m not a big believer in adding layer upon layer of paint to furniture. :-). To the drawers I applied the Citristrip. paint, I’m sure is different than varnish. Thank you so much for the excellent tutorial, CG!! I have to work on being more patient with my furniture projects. Not only that, stripping paint is extremely labor intensive – this project took at least five hours just to scrape off all these layers of paint. Anyway, great stripping info. We used Citristrip on our kitchen floor that was covered in mastic and two VERY ugly layers of linoleum. Unpopular with the greener public for its toxic reputation and the methylene chloride pumping through its veins. We’re redoing a former junker of a desk for my college-aged niece. Yes Claudia, try the Citrustrip, it worked well for me! Powerful and budget-friendly paint and varnish remover – it can strip away up to 32 layers at a time. For the tougher spots, I used my five-in-one tool to scrape. I’m anxious to see your finished product. For a west coast girl, you do a great Scarlet O impression! Flammable. I love the dresser look you’re going after, can’t wait for further instructions. My other thought is to purchase a heat gun for door frames. I wanted to transform this little dresser into something with a little more personality and a Provencal feel. Dumond Chemicals, Inc. 3332 Smart Strip Advanced Paint Remover, 1 Quart. Underneath was what I was looking for, a nice honey tone wood. The Citristrip cut that gooey mess and removed it. Looks like I’ll be making a trip to HD today. Lots of painty guck (hopefully most of it) should be stuck to it. Love your humor too! Toodles! 86 List List Price $17.79 $ 17 . It stays wet and active up to 24 hours, allowing you to strip multiple layers in one step. I just had flashbacks of stripping a table with a thousand crevices, though-so nothing with crevices ;), You are brave and I am in awe…..but more impressively, girl, you can write. I love how you’ve documented each step so far! you are too funny. this makes me excited, since it’s been awhile since i’ve looked at paint strippers and i didn’t know there was an eco-friendly version out, *and* it works really well. yeay citristrip!! I’m using citrus trip now but am having a rough time removing the excess, how do you remove the cacky mess? I used Citristrip a few years ago and loved it. Learn how your comment data is processed. Hi, I am in love with your site! I’d like to offer a suggestion to your readers……if you’re ever in a bind and need to clean a brush DO NOT use the stripper on the Left to attempt this! I love that you did this… I was just about to tackle a project and was wondering about Citristrip… My project is and old cabinet in the main bathroom.. there are layers upon layers and I soooo need to strip it.. problem being.. That will look great! I cant take it out to do it and there are no windows in the room for proper ventilation!!! I just purchased a dresser off Craig’s List and was wondering where to get started. Now before all of you wood lovers go crazy on me, note that in several spots there was damage uncovered underneath all this paint, despite my gentle bedside manner. Hopefully one involving less swearing & throwing of tools! I was not sure what this post was about when I saw it in the reader but I am glad at least the citristrip worked for you. More on why later. I will be returning to this post when I tackle my vintage vanity and little matching bed. i have used zip-strip and refinisher before and though they work i can feel the insides of my nose burning and i know that is not a good sign. Use CITRISTRIP 's all-purpose stripping gel to remove multiple layers of latex and oil-based paint, varnish, lacquer, enamel, polyurethane, shellac, acrylics and epoxy from wood, metal and masonry surfaces. love your blog! Or something sort of like that. * So after I had finished scraping, and the dresser had fully dried, the next day I attacked with even more Citristrip. that’s just awesome! Enter the two contenders. There were several layers of paint all over this baby, and I had no idea what kind of paint it was. I am so glad I just read this! I love how you can tell the most boring task in a funny and inspiring way. :). :) Informative and oh so funny. And thanks for the side by side review! The longer it stays on, the more layers are removed (up to 24 hours). A safer, better smelling line of products to strip multiple layers of dried paint. Never thought i’ld enjoy a post on strippers lol looking forward to the finished product! (Oh oh, will I start getting even more spam now that I typed the word, “stripper”??) I love reading your blog! I highly recommend it. After about 15 minutes, this started to happen. Perhaps I’m being a little dramatic. Citristrip!! I tossed around the idea of completely stripping the wood with Citristrip, but it made me tired just thinking about it. :) I can’t wait to see the end result! Check for Deals & Offers on Amazon → (don't worry, button opens a new tab). LOL. I’m loving the legs on it-just gorgeous and for $20! I wish I knew about this before. When engaging in any form of stripping, furniture or otherwise, it’s a good idea to use protection. Why would I go to all this trouble if I’m just going to glaze/paint it again ? Learn more. looks like it was coming off really well. I am totally in love with it! So much to my delight when I read “its drawers to store…”, “its chippy white paint job…” You’d be amaze how many awful blog writers are out there! It allows the stripper to work longer before it dries/evaporates. This does what it says it does. CitriStrip. Love all of your step by step pictures! :). i cannnnot wait to see the outcome. Who knew paint stripping could be so entertaining! Do you recommend I use citrus trip for this? I am so happy you posted this! Your post title is a hoot! I’ve never tried Citristrip before, but I’m going to look for it the next time I have to strip any furniture. Can’t wait to see the final product. A better smelling way to strip multiple layers of paint outdoors and indoors, the gel clings well to vertical surfaces and stays active for up to 24 hours. Citristrip QCSG801 Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel. I've always, Who’s spending time getting organized this month, http://shannahhayley.blogspot.com/2010/03/pretty-drawers.html. It’s fabulos! And it was. I will feel better using the Citristrip now. ~judi ;) It also didn’t cling as well to the vertical sides of the dresser in my opinion. In the right corner, weighing in at 32 fluid ounces, was the young newcomer Citristrip. The previous owner painted something wrong over something wrong without the proper prep, and the paint is peeling away in big chunks like a bad sunburn. The original hardwood floors not only had adhesive but layers and layers of paint in some spots and it all came up insanely easy! PS- I meant to type, “Uh oh.” Not “Oh oh”. I am wondering if there is a better way or if i’m on the right track. Can’t wait to see the after picture! There were so many layers of paint that I think by the time I got down to the wood, the tables circumference was a full inch smaller. Lol…so funny, and yet informative at the same time :). It Ugh, the horror stories! It’s taking forever to get old paint off a desk I am re-doing. wow that does seem messy, but thanks for finding out which works better! was a pain in the neck! I am totally in love with it! ok. that was funny. P.S. So funny, I am getting ready to show a post about this very stripper…citistrip…I love it! In fact, I may have violated that guideline sometime in the past. Sprays easily into cracks and crevices, making it the ideal choice for refinishing detailed pieces. Oh forget it. Thanks so much for introducing me to the kinder, gentler stripper! Unfortunately, after reading about your labors, I can understand why furniture gets painted over and over and over again. who knew it would be so enjoyable to learn about stripping… ha. So I stripped. . I loved that it wasn’t too strong and safer than other strippers. Hard work but the end product is Oh so Fabulous! 79 72 ... Sunnyside 65732A Multi-Strip ADVANCED Paint & Varnish Remover, Quart. Count me as another fan who is grateful to you for doing this comparison test. After about four hours, this started to happen. Klean-Strip Paint Stripper – Best Paint Stripper for Multi-Layer Stripping. Just brush on thin layer and wait for an hour to get chemical dry and react with paint. I know, that might sound silly, because I love to refinish and paint furniture. “National Integrated Cancer Control Act” Thanks for using it as the guinea pig to compare strippers. I am so grateful for your info…is someone paying you for this or are you normally so generous with your time & effort???!! Style: Multi-StripSize Name: Gallon Verified Purchase. Shop CitriStrip 32-fl oz Regular Stripper Paste in the Paint Strippers & Removers department at Lowe's.com. Citristrip®'s is the safe and effective brand of removers that can be used indoors and has a pleasant citrus scent. I do want to note: we loved Citristrip. Well, when I saw the title of this post, I had to come over and see what you were talking about! I love this story. your hard work will certainly be worth it when you finish- you’d pay tons of money for that look from a store. I vote for non-toxic hands down! I’ve done a tutorial on it here: http://shannahhayley.blogspot.com/2010/03/pretty-drawers.html. If the finish you're trying to remove isn't varnish, you may be able to strip it with a solvent and sidestep the trouble of using caustic chemicals. For full disclosure of all blog policies regarding comments, advertising, copyright, sponsored links, guest submissions, and other matters, please look here. More Products Carsen 42 in. It’s so hard to pick and choose which pieces we are going to keep for ourselves and the ones to put out in our little shops. This special orange stripper has a pleasant citrus scent and removes multiple layers of dried latex and oil-based paint from many surfaces. This is simply my humble but sometimes loudmouth opinion of a comparison of these two products in these circumstances. Citristrip QCSG801 Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel. “Stripper residue” sounds gross, on so many levels. The original hardwood floors not only had adhesive but layers and layers of paint in some spots and it all came up insanely easy! Sanding vs. stripping paint: Which method is better? Product Title Grinder Wheel Paint Coating Rust Removal Strip Disc ... Average rating: 0 out of 5 stars, based on 0 reviews Current Price $11.86 $ 11 . I recently used it on a small pedestool table I nabbed from a thrift store. Anxious to see the end result in this little beauty! Your title had me smiling. Loved the Scarlett reference. Sunnyside 65732A Multi-Strip ADVANCED Paint & Varnish Remover, Quart 7.1 6.6 7.2 Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. I’m thoroughly impressive with that pink stuff. Ooh, I just love the dresser – and how I love awesome Craig’s List finds! A kinder smelling non-caustic version missing the methylene chloride, daring to challenge the old school establishment. Thanks for the inspiration! I’m out to make this dresser look like a less rustic version of this: *Necessary disclaimer to CMA: This is NOT a paid endorsement of Citristrip. I’m really glad you posted this. What a great post! Love it!! Great post! After you apply the stripper, lay a piece of plastic wrap over it. Whew, what a job! Explore More on Homedepot.com. I did a quick, cheap and easy (all good things, right?) I am getting ready to finish a piece of furniture I have that needs a new look. The longer you leave it on, the more it penetrates the coat, thus making it easier to scrape off. I’ve never stripped (paint) before. I just need to research if it can strip stained wood or not also to clean up some old dressers I have. Note to self …use citristrip! I just filled all the holes with paintable wood filler, then sanded the putty down after it was dry. A powerful, industrial-strength remover. so glad to know of the new kid on the block. However, since it was stained we had to use Multi-Strip. I’m glad to know there is another product that works. Not only was that post informative, but also very clever! I literally found myself crying in an unfinished closet that day. I love it! Anyway, I’ll start with Citristrip. Keep the conversation going! thanks for doing the test work for me so i know it will work! I will definitely be getting me some Citristrip. A better smelling way to strip multiple layers of paint outdoors and indoors, the gel clings well to vertical surfaces and stays active for up to 24 hours. I’m glad to hear the more “natural” paint stripper worked so well (even though it took longer) Can’t wait to see what the finished dresser looks like. Citristrip Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel. i am going to try the citrus one as well. In the left corner, weighing in at 32 fluid ounces was the old school KleanStrip, famous for its speed and paint crushing abilities. I have so often stood in the paint aisle and debated on which products to buy/try. I also needed it to store winter scarves, hats, mittens and other seasonal items. Old school chemicals vs. nouveau citrus paint peelers. Now for Step Two of my ‘Patina Project’. As God as my witness . Love the stuff. Thank you! It’s also a brilliant idea to test for lead paint and follow all precautions in its removal. Your Kleanstrip experience is what I am currently dealing with in my garage. I am going to have to give Citristrip a try! Does the same happen to you? If I ever tackle a project that needs it, I’d hate to use the one that you had a problem with on the sides, in addition to the smell. Do you have any suggestions on what to do with an ornate antique framed mirror that was antiqued decades ago. Hopefully it will work for me? ;). Don’t ask me what the hairy heck I was thinking when I tried this but it was late, everything was closed and I probably had inhaled far to many paint fumes that evening. Our Good Senator as Guest Speaker on Polytechnic Univer... Universal Health Care. Great job and loved the title! brilliant headline and excellent training wrapped up in engaging prose. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. . So I have no regrets deciding to paint it again. I am going to try the Citrus one again…I used it on my daughter’s bedroom floor and it was really not great. And, Cindy T, thanks for the bonus tip of adding plastic wrap over the top to discourage evaporation. I’ll be posting about the makeover soon! Ready Strip: Ready Strip got high marks for its thick formula and easy cleanup, but our testers were divided on its effectiveness.Our expert, Andy Olenick, praised it for removing multiple layers of lead paint (even in nooks and crannies) after an overnight wait, while DIYer Natasha Thomas wished it had been tougher on the varnish, latex, and spray paint on her antique chairs. Citri Strip paint is the best chemical based paint remover. It was a disaster! lol!! Holy moly will that brush ever be the biggest goopie mess you’ve ever seen in your life! Check out my blog for more info. It’s gonna be great! I scored an amazing antique desk on Craigslist and plan to strip it before repainting. You have to wait longer but your not decreasing your life span either! i have a dresser that i would LOVE LOVE to do this to but i’m a total chicken and big projects using stripper stuff make me scared. Ooh, I can’t wait to see how your dresser turns out. That will look fantastic!! that could get addicting! For even the newest DIY’er, CITRISTRIP® is the effective brand of removers that is pleasant to use because it has a fresh citrus scent. The details on that beauty, I’m practically crying over here!! I used citristrip to strip the carpet adhesive off hardwood floors in 4 rooms and a hallway. thank you for this boost!!! gail. I used citristrip to strip the carpet adhesive off hardwood floors in 4 rooms and a hallway. I tried to strip paint of a table I had and I hated the whole operation I ended up junking the table- right to the trash. (http://www.snugasabugbaby.com/?p=1105) I am planning on using Citristrip on my next project (my first project that has required paint stripping). and then that sheet of latex pulling off? It works with a wide variety of paints, including latex … They give me an instant migraine. That style would make a nice statement piece in an otherwise neutral room! Wow, I am sold!! PeelAway 1 is our budget-friendly alternative to the more expensive heat gun described above. How well the paint stripper does its job depends on its manufacturing quality. :), Awesome! Preface: I had a great post all written about how to use CitriStrip effectively just like I have done in the past, but things often don’t turn out exactly like you plan. I really enjoy your blog. This dresser was the perfect candidate for a little experiment I call ‘The Patina Project’. the1829farmhouse.blogspot.com, Great find on that dresser! A high-quality product […] Now I wish I had pictures to document my stupidity! I happen to have a bottle of the “orange goodness” in my garage and a few huge projects to use it on. I want it! Thanks! Those of you who have stripped paint before know this is not any fun by any definition. I got rather frustrated with the Kleanstrip this time around. But you have encouraged me…and I have my office floor to do. Have you ever used a heat gun, CG? Oh, seeing the picture of the goopy mess after trying KleanStrip brought back so many memories of trying to strip paint from the baseboards & stair railings in my house! The top-selling brand of removers, thinners, solvents, fuels and heavy-duty cleaners for home and industry. ... Non-NMP. Oh thanks!!! =-). Such good info for my future endeavors too. :) I am so curious to see what sort of search engine hits this brings. Thanks so much I was looking for a good review on citrusstrip that I could trust. Good hints and tips and entertaining writing Thanks. Premium removers, Green Strip and paint-related products for pros and average Joes. Can’t wait to see your finished product! stripping is a dirty business, but someone’s gotta do it! I am a Scarlett girl through and through so I truly appreciated her interjection on the matter. thank you! Lightning Stripper is a non-caustic, methylene chloride based paint stripper, excellent for removing most types of decorative paints and some industrial paint systems. I also wanted to find out just how two strippers would match up in the ring. The sander is not stripping away the plaster…. I love the play by play. Oh, and I adore the inspiration photo for your final result. Great to know that there are products out there that take paint layers off of your dresser without taking years off of your life!! Thank you for your inspirational site and next time I’m just going to Home Depot with your products rec’s. :) But don’t quote me on that. Good luck with the project. To me, painting over it would have felt like putting on dirty socks after a shower. Paint can usually be removed from these surfaces the easiest with a paint stripper such as Klean Strip Stripper. It dried out rather quickly in comparison, and smelled just awful. I’m a renovator, decorator, pattern maker, and globetrotter who writes about great interior design, smart home improvement, and my travel adventures. I don’t know, last time I used it I found it to be next to useless. T, Dimensional art as decorative display! I need to get that black linoleum residue off of there somehow….I want to paint the floor white. Use CITRISTRIP® Paint and Varnish Stripping and Removing Paste to remove multiple layers of dried latex and oil-based paint, varnish, lacquer, polyurethane and shellac from wood, metal and masonry surfaces. Love this post, too funny! I’m about to take on a similar project for my new (old) dining room table! I held off on buying as I have to strip the fabric off my flea market chairs first, but I will get the citristrip. If you didn't get every single bit cleaned out, it would come back and bite you during refinishing. It was fabulous! I hate paint strippers. What a great post Kate! It has a pleasant citrus smell and is biodegradable. I used a tooth brush to remove the icky stuff. PEEL AWAY 1 PAINT REMOVER. New to all this painting stuff. Thanks so much for doing this little experiment and sharing the results. I tested a small inconspicuous area…but I did not have great results. I’d definitely go with the other. I think it’ll look really cool when you’re done. Janell. Good luck with the next step. Looking forward to seeing the new and improved dresser. I am usualy into instant gratification, but for all the right reasons, I would be willing to wait (even 24 hours) for a great result. Citristrip is going to be my new companion. But scrolling my way through to the end and landing upon the patina chest took my breath away. lol. WORST IDEA EVER: listen people: NEVER ever get the hair-brained idea to put it on your door jambs. In somber conclusion, no more methylene chloride for me. Getting in the crevices is not so easy, nor fun. Really good to know about Citristrip, and yet again, I’m uber jealous of your TWENTY DOLLAR thrift store find! I’m sure it was right next to the yucky kleanstrip I used. My husband will appreciate it. Then go back awhile later and lift the plastic wrap off. thanks for the product comparision. Thank you so much for this post – I am going with Citristrip next time for sure! ... Click to add item "Sunnyside® Back to Nature® Multi-Strip™ Advanced Professional Paint Rem..." to the compare list. Your email address will not be published.*. Leave the coating undisturbed for about 20 minutes, until the paint begins to bubble up. I am getting ready to tackle a desk that I painted a long time ago and it peeled on the top. I always use citristrip. I can’t wait to see the finished project! I tried a similar product to the Citristrip a while back and liked it — mine said it would work within minutes and it didn’t…but with some patience it did well. I know this in an old post, but I have a piece of furniture that I plan to strip and I was wondering if you have used a heat gun to strip vs. chemical methods and what do you think about it? Check that it works on wood first, then see if you can find one with the added benefit of removing paint on different surfaces. Wish I had tried Citristrip a few years ago. Or perhaps I might in the future. A powerful, industrial-strength remover but with a citrus scent, Citristrip Gel stays wet and active for up to 24 hours, allowing you to strip multiple layers in one step. I love your blog! Ugh! Thanks for the tip. Welcome to the place where I share my stories and expertise! Good to know that the kinder, safer stripper won out. Good to know what you found about the strippers though. Whew!..I got tired looking at all that work.It reminds me of child birth.You see (man) Love (man) carry baby in tummy ,then strip down ( delivery room) & voila!! We have also used Back to Nature MultiStrip very successfully in our kitchen mini-redo & other projects. Don’t mind me if I save this photo for inspiration later down the road. Trust me on this one…I stripped all 23 doors in my house and had it down to a science on the last one. ... paint and varnish remover paint thinner paint stripper citrus strip varnish remover wood stain remover. Then I tried this little stainless steel brush and it helped a lot, but not quite enough. . I’ve printed your post and plan to go with the Citristrip. It would dry out before bubbling the paint and when I did scrape it off it left an oily residue so I couldn’t repaint my project for a week while I figured out how to get the residue off. 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