The easiest way to refinish bedroom dressers.

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The dressers are old and have been painted. I would like to remove the old paint and refinish the piece.

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  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Aug 12, 2017
    for great paint stripping - CitriStrip - low odor, non toxic and it WORKS! http://www.citristrip.com/  ; most 'big box' stores will have it - maybe Amazon too.
  • Annette Annette on Aug 12, 2017
    Hi Clare, we picked up a dresser at dump ( they had a shack, u could take or leave things) . I went to Lowe's and got paint close to original color for about $12 +tax, had a knob missing orig. was 6 now 4, filled with wood filler (paintable /stainable type), I t looks good! Did not remove old paint or stain, Know you can do it! EZ good luck

  • Alyssa Alyssa on Aug 12, 2017
    You can remove the old paint using a chemical stripper like Citri-Strip. Just apply the stripper, let sit about 30 minutes, and scrape off the old paint, working with the grain. You can use an abrasive pad with mineral spirits or Citri-Strip After Wash to remove any leftover spots, then wipe down with a soft cloth moistened with After Wash. Allow to dry completely, then apply new paint or stain.
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Aug 12, 2017
    If you like a vintage style, you might consider chalk paint. You can buy chalk paint or make it yourself for much cheaper price. We like our recipe of 1/3 cup water mix with 1/3 cup plaster of paris. When it is mixed add 1 cup latex paint. This will cover a dresser with 6 drawers. Good luck!
  • Clare Clare on Aug 12, 2017
    I will give your suggestion a try. Thank you.
  • Cin21825342 Cin21825342 on Aug 13, 2017
    There are some good gel paint strippers that are non-toxic and easy to use.
  • Tyree Bruce Tyree Bruce on Aug 13, 2017
    sand down and stain, or sand and paint.
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