Hi, Active ingredient: N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) Strength: A ⅛-inch coat removes up to seven layers of paint. I want the new color to be dark blue but still be able to see the wood if that makes a bit of sense! There is a PeelAway 1 and 7 Sample Twin Pack containing both products that will enable you to do some test areas. Different products work over different timescales. Have a look at those products and if you have any further questions please do let me know. I need to paint my wooden gareage door, however the paint whioch was done about 6-8 years ago has bubled and in places and has now peeled away. I am not sure what the green wood could be, but you are welcome to send in some images to wood@finishes.direct for one of our wood finishing experts to have a look at and hopefully we can help you further – Sam. My apologies for the delay in getting back to you. I have almost finished it but have some places that are really stubborn. Seal the wood with water-based poly. Remember to verify that the paint being removed is not a lead-based paint. I have some really intricately carved wooden screens. Any ideas greatly received. It can remove a number of layers in short space of time, but always try a test area first – Sam. If the paint is especially stubborn, you may need to use some Odorless Mineral Spirits to remove it (this may be necessary for an oil-based paint). Once you are back to bare wood, if you want to wax it then the Fiddes Supreme Wax Polish is a good option for restoring character and dries in about 10 mins. They are usually very gentle on the wood and won’t damage it, which is why they’re used in the antique trade. It has been painted blue with sunflowers. The first is Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover which is a quicker, although somewhat messier treatment that should make the paint bubble up to be scraped off. You could take a look at the Manns Classic Pine Stain its a very versatile stain that can be applied in a number of layers to intensify the colour, or it can be intermixed to create an alternate colour, it can even have water added to lighten the tone if needed. Mix up a batch of the paint remover in the bucket according to the directions on the package. My son painted wooden table in our backyard. A light sand may be required to prepare the wood once stripped and then you could look at products for treating the door. We have managed to get all the excess up. I used wire wool on this as well after Your best bet will be to strip or sand back all the floors, except the new one so you have bare wood. Or you could have a look at the Peelaway 1 and 7 Sample Twin Pack, which is a poultice that you leave on for 24-48 hours and then peel off. I have an old wooden ammo box with rope handles. Paint strippers and removers have also had to evolve to keep pace with these new formulations. I don’t have a miracle resolution I am afraid. Again a test area would be required. A common problem unfortunately. There is also a great video on the product page that you can see how it works. The paint should loosen, allowing you to wipe it away with a dry rag. How to Remove Watercolor Paint Stains From: Acrylic Fabric, Cotton, Linen, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Spandex Soak item in a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon liquid detergent, and 1 tablespoon ammonia for 30 minutes. Hi, Congratulations! Many thanks. Thanks. Then, if the instructions tell you to, wash the stripped item to neutralise the active chemicals. Don’t soak the wood through with this, you’re far more likely to remove the finish that way. Try the Peelaway 1 and 7 Sample Pack. These two will give a durable finish and can be applied with a brush or roller. When all the wax is removed you can continue to scrub with water and a sponge and the paint will come away fairly easily. Or do I do heat gun then chemical? For stubborn areas you may be required to re apply. Starting at the top, apply the solution to a one or two-foot square area. I would recommend the use of a Medium Finishing Pad and some White Spirit to clean the surface. Acrylic paint is a fast-drying water-based paint which contains the pigment that is suspended in the emulsion. I would always recommend a test area first. We have a staircase that’s painted white but is now peeling off, and looking unsightly When you set out to remove paint from concrete, the first thing to do is clean the surface of the concrete thoroughly, sweep or wipe off the concrete, removing as much loose dust, dirt, and debris as possible. If, however, you don't plan on repainting the object but prefer instead to show off the wood grain underneath (or stain it at most), then you're going to have to remove every last drop of old paint. The Peelaway 1 is for paints that are older than 30 years and the Peelaway 7 is for more modern paints. 1. They are covered in a black varnish typical of the time – I’m pretty sure it’s original (bitumen based?). You need to be able to strip polyurethane varnish from wood using the right techniques and the right tools. NOTE: It’s still possible to remove … Then let it air dry. What would you recommend for large plain skirting that has many layers of paint, I would think some of the paint dates back 50 years plus due to the age of the house. Great blog, thank you. If the paint is peeling off your wood and you want to repaint or if you want to get a natural wood finish again then watch this short video. You may be able to get them out with a hard bristled brush that will get into the crevices where the white is. If you find any lead, the British Coatings Federation have produced a leaflet about how to deal with it, which you can read here: “Old Lead Painted Surfaces – A Guide on Repainting and Removal for DIY and Professional Painters and Decorators”. Often the best way to remove paint from wood involves balancing your desire for a gorgeous piece with the patience of scraping and using chemicals. Both are viable options for you it just depends on which method you prefer, its worth having a look at the products and seeing how they work and always do a test area. The other alternative is the Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover, which is a quick and aggressive remover that will make the varnish/paint bubble up for scrapping off. Any marks or stains can simple be sanded back and patch repaired very easily as the oil will blend. The age of the window paint will determine which of these 2 products that you should use but there is a sample pack containing both should you wish to test it first. The Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover works in a similar way to the previous remover that you have tried or the PeelAway 7 Paint Remover is a poultice that you can leave on the door for 24/48 hours and then peel off the product and the sealer at the same time. Takes about the same time or less than any chemicals and doesn’t damage the wood, with it requiring only a light sand in most cases if done carefully. To prepare the wall for sanding, first fill a bucket with hot water and soap. For a clear natural finish you could look at the Osmo Polyx Oil, which will protect and seal the wood. I don’t believe vinegar is the best method for removing oil and so I am guessing that there is still some left in the wood. I would like a matte or semi matte finish. Many thanks, Myra. I am not able to get all of the brushed on paint off by scraping. I’ve managed to strip most of the paint off and sand it all down to original wood, but there’s a lot of small divots still with paint in them, and I can’t get into the corners with my power sander. There’s plenty of good advice online about sanding wood to perfection, and some excellent guidance here on the Period Property website. Any advice? Always try a test are first to ensure that there are no adverse reactions and if you have any further questions or would like some advice on getting a good white finish, feel free to get in touch. And some light sanding may be necessary. Here’s a blog post in which we give the Peelaway paint remover a rigorous trial. If you think that the varnish is over around 30 years old you may want to consider Peelaway 1 Paint Remover to use, however it is not suitable to use on woods such as Oak or Mahogany (it has been know to stain these woods). In addition to the paint stripping process itself, you need to think about the type of surface and paint involved, especially if you will be removing lead paint. Thank you for your enquiry, we have 2 products that you could try, the first is Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover, which makes paints and varnishes bubble up so that you can scrap them off with a Filler Knife. What do you recommend . Can you advise? The lino had to be ripped up cos it tore and over the years the glue has obviously seeped into the bare wood. The ‘Peel Away’ paint removal systems work by applying a poultice or paste over the painted areas. Kerry. A test area first will give you an idea of how thick and how long you will need to leave the poultice on for. Scorching is less important, of course, when you’re planning to re-paint the wood. Hello, I wonder if you can help, we have spent many days sanding a lovely Birch ply wood floor and then added a white pigment (to avoid yellowing) to the primer. Paint removal from large areas of brick, wood, metal, and other surfaces may seem like a daunting task. A very small area to see how well the PeelAway 1 will work and to ensure there are no adverse reactions. As it is possible that some of the paint is very old then it would be worth considering the Peelaway 1 Paint Remover a water-based formula designed to remove up to 32 layers of older paints. I hope that helps and if you have any questions I will be happy to help. Thank you for your inquiry, there are to products that we recommend for paint and varnish removal. I wonder if you could advise me before I set out on this. We do a sample pack which contains both PeelAway 1 and 7 Sample Twin Pack for you to try first to give you an idea of how effective it will be for your project. And the PeelAway 1 and 7 Sample Twin Pack allows you to do a test area with either of the Peelaway products. Dear Samantha, Thank you for your inquiry, you could have a look at the PeelAway 7 Paint Remover, which is a poultice that you can apply to the wood and leave for around 24 hours and then Peelaway the paper removing the paint at the same time. That’s actually what the original plan was. Then we can give you the right advice for the job – Kind regards. Will a different stripper remove the primer? How do we resolve the stickniess? It’s a good time to be a doer.WEBSITE: https://thd.co/TheHomeDepotSiteFACEBOOK: https://thd.co/TheHomeDepotFacebookTWITTER: https://thd.co/TheHomeDepotTwitterINSTAGRAM: https://thd.co/TheHomeDepotIGPINTEREST: https://thd.co/TheHomeDepotPinterestHow to Remove Paint from Woodhttps://www.youtube.com/user/homedepot Seal the wood with water-based poly. Do you know of any professional furniture restorers in the Co. Durham area. Solvent paint removers take off all kinds of finishes, even contemporary ones. I’m hoping to oil or wax it to look natural. Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover is one option, or you could consider the Peelaway Sample Pack. And what is the best way to finish it (planning on re-painting). But note: The water or soap-and-water mix will not do anything to soften up oil-based paint splatters. You will need to remove all of the previous paint in order to apply Osmo Country Colour. Hi I have bought a 60s cabinet by Younger which is teak veneer but I am not sure if it’s oiled or varnished. There’s no discolouration and solvents get the wood cleaner, deeper down into the grain. In 1978, the U.S. federal government banned the sale of lead-based paint on the consumer market. Remove the chalk paint. I’ve tried caustic (Nitromors) and non-caustic strippers and they both have the same effect. Chalk paint, being water based will often come off with a good scrub with some soapy water, and perhaps some light sanding. I have a deck that a friend of mine built for me about 3 years ago. So from this point, if you have established what product is on the cabinet and it is clean, then you can choose Fiddes Hard Wax Oil if you have an oil or bare surface, or Manns Extra Tough Interior Varnish if you have a varnished surface. Its worth trying a couple of things to see what the product is that is on the chair. 2. The idea of this is that it will soften the Emulsion allowing you to carefully scrap it off, I can’t guarantee that this will work because it is a little dependent on the type of Emulsion. There are a couple of products that you could try, that includes the Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover, which may need one or two applications dependent on how old and thick the paint is. Don’t want to sandblast. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. If you don’t want to risk using either of these products then your best bet may be to carefully sand back the effected areas as this will give you more control over how much you can take off. Thanks for your suggestions. These are quite deep grained oak which holds the old paint and no amount of Peelaway 7 or indeed another stripper will actually lift it out. You can as well use a hammer to tap the putty knife in the case of hard paint spots. The gel-like substance makes the varnish bubble up to be scraped off with a Filler Knife. Check out our Simple Wood Projects playlist for more ideas: https://thd.co/2NzglMGFind out more ways to remove paint from wood with methods like sanding and paint strippers with our guide: https://thd.co/2HsCFUg#TheHomeDepot #HomeImprovement #DIYSUBSCRIBE to The Home Depot: http://thd.co/2iib0HEHere’s a breakdown of the most common ways to remove paint from wood: 0:20 Gather your materials0:29 Apply heat to the paint using a heat gun0:35 Scrape the paint0:45 Revisit problem areas0:53 Wash the woodSafety: When scraping, sanding or removing old paint by other means, you may release lead dust. Many Thanks I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any further questions. Whether you’re sanding by hand or with a machine, experts recommend you take it slow and easy until you get a feel for it. I hate it and want to take it off. To be perfectly honest I have no idea whether they have been painted or stained but would like to make the lighter. Can you please tell me what product i should use to take the varnish off and restore back to wood before i can paint them with whitewash. Sorry this is not something that we do our have much information on, its best to get in touch with the company who stripped the doors for you. We have two very good strippers that you could have a look at and I would recommend test areas first with both or either products that you use. This is after three full days of work!! If you go across the grain, you could ruin your timber surface. Repeat the process until the latex paint stain is removed. Ive hand sanded most of the paint off but I’m afraid of ruining the design and would like to know what paint stripper you would recommend for getting the rest of the paint off.