Super Easy Way to Strip Painted Furniture

$15
24 Hours
Easy

To make stripping painted furniture dramatically easier, use a garbage bag! Yes that's it. I use Citrustrip to strip the paint and then stick a garbage bag directly onto the furniture (when the Citrustrip is still wet). Leave on for up to 24 hours (it works best if left overnight). Remove garbage bag and watch as the paint basically falls right off. Now take your scraping tools and remove paint. Once the majority of the paint is removed I use mineral spirits to remove any leftover oil based paint and stripper.
my trick to make furniture stripping super easy, painted furniture
Apply stripper with an old paint brush.
Apply stripper with an old paint brush.
Stick garbage bag to wet Citrustrip and leave for up to 24 hours.
Stick garbage bag to wet Citrustrip and leave for up to 24 hours.
Remove bags and watch as paint peels off.
Remove bags and watch as paint peels off.
my trick to make furniture stripping super easy, painted furniture
Wipe with mineral spirits
Wipe with mineral spirits
my trick to make furniture stripping super easy, painted furniture
My favorite paint stripper
My favorite paint stripper
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  • Heather Bailey
    on Feb 12, 2017

    Does it have to be citrus... Couldn't find that brand.. But was going to try it with another brand

  • Nancy
    on Nov 5, 2017

    I tried Citristrip some years back without a good result, but I did not have the idea of bagging the item to be striped. Will have to try it again with all these new "helps" of bags and plastic wrap.

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