Monday, September 29, 2008

Paint Curls...

I have been removing the paint from the doors we bought months ago at our local Habitat Restore for the laundry area.




I have been using the heat gun which is working great on this door. (It doesn't work so great on the doors that belong to the house. ) Does anyone have any hints on the best way to remove the paint from the grooved trim at the panel?

And ....that is the longest paint curl that I have had in two years of stripping paint. It just made me happy.

5 comments:

sarah said...

For the little grooved trim & such, I end up using chemical stripper - citristrip or peel-away. No way of avoiding the suckiness of that type of trim. Your gorgeous, fir (is it?) door will look awesome when it's done, though.

Just A Girl And Her Craftsman said...

I also use the chemicals for the small grooves. I think you are doing a way better job at stripping than I have ever done! It never comes off without still leaving specs somewhere else. eesh.

Jennifer said...

I'm struggling with those grooved trim peices, too! Sigh. I'm going to try chemical stripper again on them.

S and N said...

I think chemical too. I did our old windows with Peel Away from Sherwin Williams (there's a whole range of them--ask for the less caustic one). It works amazingly well. Do you have one of those little curved paint scrapers? The blade looks vaguely like a tiny painter's palette and it sits at right angles to the handle. Its irregular shape lets you get in to most crevices. Good luck

iloveupstate.com said...

Ask Phyllis over at Reclaimed Home. She's done almost her entire house, chemically-free.