Stripping 1932 assumed pine interior stairs

RosalieRosieJuly 27, 2013

I've done so much reading I'm overwhelmed. I need a plan.

I have to use something like Citistrip - dog in lower apartment, two bunnies in mine.

The treads have a wonderful grain to them. I understand that after stripping them, if water is used afterward, it'll ruin the wood.

Also, the boards on the sides of the treads have been painted and I want to remove that too

So, citristrip. Then, what can I use to clean the residue and how. I have steel wool and plastic scrapers.

Thanks.

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klem1

See #4 instructions on the product label.

From the Citristrip label.
Directions for use
1. Protect hands with chemical-resistant gloves and eyes with chemical splash goggles.
2. Shake well. Pour into a metal container and apply with a paint brush.
3. After 30 minutes (up to 24 hours), scrape a small test area to see if finish is ready for removal. Gently
scrape in direction of wood grain with a plastic stripping tool. For stubborn areas, use an abrasive stripping
pad dipped into CITRISTRIPî Paint & Varnish Stripper. A toothbrush, toothpick or stripping brush will help
remove old finish buried in recesses.
4. Use a paint stripper wash or Odorless Mineral Spirits with an abrasive stripping pad to loosen remaining
residue. Surface should be completely clean and dry before refinishing.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2013 at 12:48PM
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RosalieRosie

Thank you so much.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2013 at 2:12PM
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