Mix the solution well and pour it over all surfaces of the furniture to neutralize the acid. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. If you have another type of finish, you do not need to use such a harsh product. Any debris left behind could get sanded into the wood, so make sure you get all of it before continuing. © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. As the rag becomes dirty, replace it with a new one to avoid spreading the old finish. It is a combination of shellac and lacquer, so mix equal amounts of the solvents to remove it. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2020 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. How to Clean Off Wood Stripper. It's fine if the solution pools on top of the furniture. Use a rotary tool with sanding accessories for detailed areas or inside corners and edges. Test to see whether the finish is ready to come off the wood by scraping the finish lightly. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 31,569 times. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Every product is different, so the manufacturer may instruct you to wait a different length of time before continuing. Step 1. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. If the finish turns cloudy from either the denatured alcohol or lacquer thinner, then it is a half and half type. If you’re using a particularly harsh type of stripping product, you may need to get lacquer thinner. Stripping wood is necessary if you plan on adding a new finish. We use cookies to make wikiHow great. References. It’s best to focus on treating one area at a time. Always wear the proper safety equipment, including a respirator mask. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2020 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. After stripping the old finish off wood furniture you may notice a discoloration that remains on it. Rinse the wood thoroughly with a garden hose to remove all traces of the acid mixture. If you take a break between steps, also take time to wipe down the wood so you don’t grind debris into it. That way, the chemical won’t dry out before you’re done with it. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2020 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. All of the protections you need are available online or at most hardware stores. The same goes from protecting yourself against debris while you’re sanding. You can start this process by dipping some fine steel wool in a chemical paint remover.