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Stripping paint/primer

Posted by nosoccermom (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 16, 12 at 9:21

Thinking about purchasing a table that the seller has primed, I'm wondering how realistic is it to attempt to strip the primer from the table top to return to the wood? Will it always have that primer/paint residue, or is it feasible to be able to get back to the wood grain? Of course, sanding is an option if I can make sure that I'm dealing with wood or a super thick veneer. I won't even attempt to tackle the legs.

Here is a link that might be useful: primed table

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RE: Stripping paint/primer

My god, that looks like my DR table and I can't imagine why anyone would want to paint it! Does it have a parquet top?

A few years ago I used this citrus product, and it seemed to remove all the paint from the grain. You might have to do a few more coats on the legs, but they shouldn't be any more of a problem than the rest of the table. ;o)

Here is a link that might be useful: furniture stripper

RE: Stripping paint/primer

You can strip all the paint....with lots of work and a scrub brush and likely about $85 or more in stripper.....and untold hundreds of hours of your time.
But why? That's not an antique table, no matter what the ad says. It's at the oldest, a 1960 French Provincial "fruitwood" finish table.
Either leave it....or buy it and finish the paint job....and you don't even know if it's veneer (probably!) and unable to be sanded.

RE: Stripping paint/primer

Yes, I took a pass on it because I can already envision how much work it would be with that orange stripper, then sanding, only to go right through the veneer.

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