Asked on May 7, 2017

How to remove old paint from an antique bed?

Micki GfellersShoshana


I have an antique bed that has an ugly paint job, and you can see a beautiful flower design under it. What is underneath is the original paint. What can I use to get the top coat off without damaging the beautiful design under it?
2 answers
  • Shoshana
    on May 8, 2017

    T.S.P. (trisodium phosphate) mixed w/water to a pancake batter consistency is a good, slow working stripper for paint removal. If you make a weak solution, it should loosen the the newer coat of pain without destroying the older more thoroughly cured paint.
    Good luck!
  • Micki Gfellers
    on May 8, 2017

    Thank you so much.
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