Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Well, here we go. Stripping the old finish. This gets a bit messy but it's just part of creating the masterpiece. I put a photo above showing some of the tools I often use when doing this job. In addition to what you see here you may want to include a small wire brush and a paint scraper. Another thing I do is to keep a hose handy and a bucket of water. The hose is for safety reasons. No matter how careful you are, even if you wear goggles and gloves, there is always an odd chance of being splashed with paint remover and needing access to a water hose. The bucket of water is to put rags and paper towels in when they are saturated with a flammable substance such as paint remover. Don't let this part of it scare you. You just need to take some simple precautions.