'Dip and strip' paint removal for furniture - good or bad idea?
I have an Eastlake parlor table that some clever individual decided to paint brown instead of refinishing. It's structurally sound and in good shape, other than the horrible brown paint. I'm quite certain that trying to strip the paint myself is something I wouldn't have the time, patience or expertise for. It's a typically intricate table with lots of incised woodwork, turnings, etc. and I think stripping it by hand might be insane. Is taking this table to a professional for a "dip and strip" treatment something I should consider? I've heard both good and bad things about this method.