removing old latex paint

jellybeank5June 3, 2009

Hi I am trying to remove latex paint from 7yr old maple cabinets with a chocolate brown glaze, I don't want to damage the glaze on the cabinets and have already tried goof off and good old fashion elbow grease. I really don't want to sand paper and then restain cabinets I'm just not that good to make it look good. I was the one that has repainted my kitchen and have just a big mess on the sides of these nice cabinets where they meet the wall, can anyone help?

Thankd Jellybean

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Carol_from_ny

Try a plastic bread tie or a razor and be very gentle. If you have a steamer you might try steaming the area where the latex is stuck and then using a razor or plastic tie.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2009 at 4:03PM
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jellybeank5

Good Idea! Thanks

    Bookmark   June 4, 2009 at 9:00AM
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brickeyee

Denatured alcohol and some non-woven abrasive pads should do the job.

Depending on what is on top of the glaze almost any method may cause some damage to the top layer of finish.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2009 at 12:54PM
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jellybeank5

Thanks guys for the followup I'm really in a mess now I did try the bread ties but it is too big an area, so I went to denatured alcohol which worked like a charm but now I've removed the top stain from my cabinets and have to decide what to do next I'm thinking, go to place where I got cabinets and see if they can get me the stain and then I can reapply it what do you think?

    Bookmark   June 9, 2009 at 8:09PM
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