Watch more Home Repair & DIY videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/125-Home-Repair-and-DIY Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Follow these steps and learn how to strip paint off of furniture. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Only work with paint stripper in a well-ventilated area. Step 1: Put on gloves and goggles Put on your gloves and goggles. Wear old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Step 2: Apply stripper Apply a thick coat of paint stripper to a part of the surface of your furniture. Start your work on one side of the piece, and work in sections. Tip Only use liquid paint stripper on horizontal surfaces. Use gels or pastes on vertical surfaces Step 3: Test after processing time Wait the amount of time stated by the paint stripper's manufacturer. Then use a putty knife to test whether the paint is soft and able to be peeled off. Step 4: Remove paint with putty knife Remove as much paint as you can using the putty knife by peeling the paint away from the furniture's surface. Be careful not to gouge the wood. Step 5: Use steel wool to remove remaining paint Use steel wool soaked in the paint stripper to scrub spots where the paint wasn't removed by the putty knife. Tip Use an old toothbrush dipped in paint stripper to clean hard-to-reach spots like intricately carved table legs. Step 6: Clean stripper from the wood Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning the surface after the paint has been removed. Some require you to use a paint remover, while others can be cleaned with water. Step 7: Dry and sand the furniture Allow your furniture to dry completely. Use sandpaper to remove any remaining paint. Now your furniture is ready for a fresh coat and a brand new look. Did You Know? The Resolute Desk, used by most U.S. Presidents in the Oval Office, was created from the wood of an abandoned British ship that was rediscovered by American sailors. Queen Victoria presented the desk to President Rutherford Hayes in 1880.
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