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Old 09-10-2009, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I don't have the skill or time to remove finish on several pieces of furniture I want to paint. Does the finish have to be removed before I paint or can I just sand? Have you ever taken your furniture to any of the vat dipping and stripping places around?
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: near Cary High School/Cary Towne Mall
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We strip and refinish a lot of front entry doors and the surrounding fascade when they have become weathered and use a variety of products to accomplish this task easily and quickly.

There is a down side to dipping furniture into a vat of stripper. It tends to loosen joints and causes any glue used in construction to fail. There are numerous strippers (Bix is one) that can be sprayed onto wood and allow easy stripping without causing joint failure.

J. Trent
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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But do I need to stip furniture if I want to paint it? Can I just sand it first?
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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Is it an antique? Do you realize if you remove the original finish on an antique it often greatly diminishes its value?

If it's not an antique -- I think you can sand it really well and put something like Kilz on it as a base coat to seal in whatever was originally there and then paint it whatever you want, especially if it's not that valuable. But stripping (hand stripping) it is always better, but it can be labor intensive.

J. Trent Hicks, what products do you use? I know the newer products are much easier to use than years ago.
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