My swing - how can I get paint off naturally?

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I have a swing that has wood seat - that has been painted - is peeling though - looks rough. I need to take that paint off - naturally with OUT chemicals. I won't use paint stripper - don't do well with strong chemicals. I want my swing to look great again! Suggestions? Thanks

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  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Aug 18, 2018

    Sandpaper is your answer. Use a gritty one to start (to get the big pieces off) followed by a finer grain sandpaper. Keep sanding with finer and finer paper until you are happy with the finish.

    • Dre31868893 Dre31868893 on Aug 18, 2018

      Thanks so very much on your answer! :-) I will try this sandpaper first chance I get too! It's a neat swing that my brother gave me a few years ago too! So want it looking great when he comes to see me again in September!

  • LIRR1926 LIRR1926 on Aug 18, 2018

    you might try PineSol. I've used it in the past to strip paint off metal cabinet handles. Immerse in straight out of bottle, cover and wait a while, should see it wrinkling.

    (of course everything is a chemical)

    • Dre31868893 Dre31868893 on Aug 18, 2018

      Thanks for your response too! I will try PineSol as well for getting the paint off of my neat swing! You are right - PineSol is a chemical - at least a very mild one compared to paint thinner! Thanks again....


  • Bijous Bijous on Aug 18, 2018

    Hi. Use any power sander and remove all the paint. Start off with a heavy grit and then go to a smoother grit to make the swing smooth. Once you're down to bare wood, you can decide if you want to just seal it or re-paint. Happy DIY'ing!

    • Dre31868893 Dre31868893 on Aug 18, 2018

      Thank you very much for your suggestion too! First got to find someone who has a power sander - I will try this for sure when I have! :-) Thanks & yeah I LOVE DIY'ing too.... :-)

  • Bijous Bijous on Aug 18, 2018

    RE: sander. A small palm sander - which is all you need - sells for around $15.00. It can be used for all sorts of projects going forward.

    • Dre31868893 Dre31868893 on Aug 18, 2018

      PERFECT! I didn't know what that was! NOW I will know that I can go to my local hardware store & get one - fairly in-expensively too! Thanks so very much! :-) SO can ENJOY on LOTS of DIY'ing projects - YEAH! :-)