Remove Old Varnish Woodwork,How To Make Cool Stuff Out Of Wood,Plans For Wooden Jungle Gyms - PDF Review

06.11.2013
We get a steady stream of customers asking us for advice about paint stripper use and how to remove varnish from wood. There are three ways of removing paint from wood: sanding, a hot air gun and chemical paint strippers. An electric hot air gun removes paint in no time but can scorch the wood if you’re not careful. Chemical stripping is the best paint stripper for carved wood with hard-to-reach, intricate areas, but in reality you will probably use a combination mechanical and chemical methods for your project, especially if you have layer upon layer of old paint to take off. Chemical paint remover for wood delivers the best results, removes varnishes and paints faster than sanding and tends to be the least harsh. Caustic paint removers take off most finishes and are particularly good at getting rid of thick layers of paint and varnish. Most paints manufactured before 1960 contain lead, so if you’re stripping something older than that it’s wise to check. Chemical paint stripping and varnish stripping products partially dissolve the paint or varnish.
We highly recommend Panther Paint and Varnish Remover, one of the best wood strippers on the market for day to day paint and varnish removal on flat surfaces.
Peelaway 1 is better suited to paint aged 30 years and older, the old-style metal and lead based types.
Here’s a link to an old blog post in which we give the Peelaway paint remover a rigorous trial. A good blog here, interesting points made on how to remove paint from wood, enjoyed reading this !
We have removed the carpet from a downstairs room in our Edwardian House to reveal the (mostly) original stained floorboards.
Any paint stripper is going to take it back past the paint, i would recommend a manual approach using a filler knife, paint scraper or scotch pad to gently remove the paint from the surface of the wood.
I want to remove white paint from Skirtings and door facings what product should i use as i intend to stain and varnish after .
Thank you for your inquiry, there are two possible options for stripping, the first is the Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover this is a quick working stripper that can remove up to 6 layers in about 5 minutes.
An alternative would be the Peelaway 1 for any paints that are over 30 years old or Peelaway 7 for the more modern paints. I have stripped an old library chair It is badly cracked so I put on some Colron wood reviver.
Its a difficult situation to rectify, because any removal product that you use will have an effect on the Varnish. 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. Hi, we are doing up a 450 year old cottage with wooden beams which have unfortunately been painted black. There are a couple of products that you could try, that includes the Paint Panther which may need one or two applications dependent on how old and thick the paint is.
Thank you for your inquiry, if it is a solid wood door then the extra sanding will do no harm, but you want to maintain a smooth and even finish so it might be worth trying a removal product on those stubborn areas. We have two removal products that you could use for taking off the paint but I wouldn’t like to say if they will have an effect on the markings underneath, only a test area will show this.


We have a couple of good quality removers, the first being the Paint and Varnish Remover which is a gel that you leave on for around 5 minutes and it makes the paint bubble up making it easy to scrap off, this is probably more suitable if you need to be able to use the stairs.
We have a wide range of Varnishes that you can use on the stairs and I would recommend the Manns Extra Tough Floor varnish which is a durable and protective Varnish that will last really well. The easiest way to remove it, if it is peeling, is to use a pressure washer, if you have one or a able to get hold of one then this could remove most of the paint.
Thank you for your inquiry, there are to products that we recommend for paint and varnish removal.
Once you do manage to remove all the product then the Osmo Polyx Oil is ideal for you oak door. The paint however is a different matter, I would recommend the Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover which is like a Gel that you leave on the Paint for around 5 minutes and it will then scrap away easily. We have a couple of products that you could use to strip the varnish off of the wood, which one you use will depend on how old the varnish is and how quick you would like to work.
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 ). The other alternative is the Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover which is a gel like substance that you can leave on for around 5 mins and you will then be able to scrap off the varnish. Once you have managed to remove all previous product you will probably need to sand the pew as well, to get a smooth even finish.
But as a general rule your first step is to apply a thick layer of stripper with an old paintbrush you can throw away afterwards. If you wanted to strip the old wax off and take the piece back to bare wood before re-waxing, use Manns Wax and Polish Remover. Any layers of paint that are over 30 years old and potentially have the old lead based paint wood require the Peelaway 1, whereas the Peelaway 7 is suited to the more modern Paints and Varnishes.
We have a sample pack which contains both Peelaway 7 which is a remover for some of the more modern paints and varnishes, or the Peelaway 1 which is a stronger formula for paints that are over abut 30 years old.
Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover is one option, or you could consider the Peelaway Sample Pack The Peelaway 1 is for older paints and varnishes but is not suitable for use on Oak wood as it can stain. We have a couple of removal products that can be used to strip back the paint but I would be worried that the Black treatment that is underneath may be affected as well.
The Paint and varnish Remover is a gel designed to make the paint bubble up so it can be scrapped off, I would try this one first as it is a 5 minute treatment.
An alternative, or if you don’t have a pressure washer is to use a Paint and Varnish Remover this is a Gel that will make the paint bubble up to be scrapped off.
I would advice Peelaway but the Peelaway 1 can stain Oak, which is potentually what your beams are made of, but is more suited to layers of paint that could be older than around 30 years. The Peelaway 1 is for paints that are older than 30 years and the Peelaway 7 is for more modern paints.
Peelaway 7 Paint Remover is a suitable for use on all woods with more modern paint or varnish on. You may have found a fabulous piece of old furniture smothered with nasty, brown, shiny varnish that’s begging for some TLC, or you might suspect there’s something really special under all those layers of ancient paint on your doors.
Bear in mind, also, that a hot air gun can only be used as a paint remover, not a varnish remover as varnishes tend to go very gooey, almost glue like, when heated.


It’s a remarkable product, highly effective and incredibly fast, removing as many as six layers in just five minutes.
We have a huge selection of amazing products designed to breathe new beauty into your wood, whether it’s a gorgeous old floor, a splendid piece of antique or vintage furniture, a pine door or rococo picture frame.
I can not guarantee that either of these will remover the primer but these are very good products for removal and its definitely worth trying them.
Both of these products are very good at removing stubborn areas of paint or varnish but you should do a test area first of which ever product you decide to try. Leave the drops on the wood for about an hour, if it unmoved after that time it is probable that you have a seal such as a Varnish on there. Once you have removed all the paint you may want to give the stairs a light sand, but if the wood is in good condition just make sure it is clean and smooth and then you can apply your finishing coat.
Once you have removed all the paint you can use the Ronseal Primer and Undercoat this has to be applied first to ensure the 10 year guarantee.
However what is left has stained the flooring and some parts quite deep although the floor was varnished and finished professionally. I am currently getting the walls in my flat repainted and I have large old Victorian sash windows which my decorator says are covered in quite a few layers of paint.
This is more common with dense woods such as mahogony and some types of oak, especially old oak. This will probably be the easiest stripper for you to use but there is also the Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover which works by applying it on to the painted area and within 5 – 10 mins the paint should start to bubble up so that you can scrap it off.
If it soaks in even just a little then it may be a Wax or Oil on the chair which can be removed with some White Spirit and then given a light sand in preperation for a new treatment. An alternative product that can be easier to use on areas that have intricate detail or if you have more time is the Peelaway 1 or 2 this is a poultice that you leave on for 24- 48 hour ( depending on test area indications ) and then peelaway the blanket and remove all layers of Paint. You won’t need to use a scrapper with the Peelaway as it is a Poultice that you leave on for an allocated time ( which can be established from the test ) with a blanket over the top, and then when ready you peel the blanket away and remove the paint at the same time. Our expert has said that the only truly effective way to remove it is with some elbow grease and a scraper. A small test area with the Peelaweay 7 first will give you an idea of whether it will completely remove any product from your furniture and how long you will need to leave the poultice on for. If this still doesn’t work then a light sand with a fine grit sandpaper may work but you are getting closer to risking removing some of the Varnish.
Much better than the bad old days when your only choice was pure caustic soda, nasty stuff! Last of all, you might have to work a bit harder to remove heavy paint build-ups than with a caustic paint stripper. There are blobs of paint round the edges of the floor and a few spots here and there on the rest of the floor, mostly old white paint from when the room has been decorated over the years, which I want to remove in a way that causes the minimum amount of damage and need for subsequent staining. Any damage that occurs on the Varnish can be repaired and we have a useful Blog on how to deal with this.



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Comments to «Remove Old Varnish Woodwork»

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