Stripping old paint from woodwork gives the best start for a smooth finish. New water-based paint strippers are much easier to work with and just as effective as caustic, smelly paint strippers. Here’s one tip to make the process easier. After applying, cover the area you’re working on with plastic sheeting. This prevents the water-based paint stripper from evaporating too quickly and will help do a better job removing the paint.
Water-Based Paint Strippers