Paint Stripping Tips: Whether Sanding, Heat Gun Stripping or Chemical Stripping, Choose Paint Stripping Options That Are Best for Your Paint Stripping Project

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Tom Kraeutler
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This year my wife and I bought our first house.  It's a 1910 bungalow and we love it; however there are a few things that we'd like to change around the house.  The first thing that I'd like to tackle is paint stripping and refinishing all the woodwork in the house.  I was thinking of starting with some of the bedroom doors.  The doors appear to be all solid wood and have at least 4 coats of paint on them, and the paint is peeling in one corner of one of the doors. 

In the past, I've refinished some furniture.  At that time, I stripped the furniture with a chemical stripper called Citrus type strip.  It worked really well, but made a big mess.  A friend recommended I try a heat gun or some sort of steamer.  I was wondering what your advice would be in stripping all that paint off?

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