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Stripping paint

Posted by Henry in MI on February 16th, 1999 05:52 AM
In reply to stripping interior woodwork - reality check by Joseph H on February 15th, 1999 08:08 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi, Joseph. Stripping paint off anything is a very time intensive process. You can use a lot of hours without a lot to show for it and it is impossible to guess how many hours unless you catually stiup a portion to check the comdition of the deeper paint layers. Therefore, a lot a contractors will not do it but it makes a great do-it-yourself project. Check some of the other posts below and on the board for the how to do it answers.

As far as the condition of the wood, again this is impossible to tell for sure without stripping a test section to check for sure. But there was no such thing as paint grade moldings in 1928 and you can feel pretty safe that the wood will be nicely finishable.

Good luck
Henry in MI

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