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remove original green paint on fir treads in 1890 house

Posted by sanfelice (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 17, 11 at 19:32

I got down to this layer from three above just by using CitriStrip, better than I thought. But now the original paint (when it was applied I don't know but it's the first coat evident) is much harder to remove. Ideally, I would like to avoid harsh solvents but is it that or nothing? (sanding is not possible or desired). thanks.

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RE: remove original green paint on fir treads in 1890 house

I don't think you have any choice if sanding is not an option

RE: remove original green paint on fir treads in 1890 house

Remove the treads and take have them professionaly striped and sanded.

Sanding is the oonly way I know to get past that last layer to the grain of the wood.

I am rebuilding my staircase and will have to strip multiple layers off. I then plan to sand the remainder off.

You may also be able to flip the stair tread and use the other side.

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