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Stripping 1932 assumed pine interior stairs

Posted by RosalieRosie (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 27, 13 at 12:08

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.


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RE: Stripping 1932 assumed pine interior stairs

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 CITRISTRIP® 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.

RE: Stripping 1932 assumed pine interior stairs

Thank you so much.

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