How do I remove decoupage from my door?

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So I have this cabinet and for some odd reason I decided it needed to be decoupaged, I never have really liked the result so I now have probably 10 different coats of glue and paper...ughhhhhMy question is, how in the heck do I remove all of it ????

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  • Val7394925 Val7394925 on Nov 17, 2018

    I would try paint stripper. You can buy it at Lowe's or Home Depot. WalMart may have it. Several applications maybe required. Make sure you use gloves, and cover the area with newspaper or plastic to catch any drips. Good Luck!

  • Pamela Pamela on Nov 17, 2018

    I would probably not remove it , only if the edges of paper were loose , I would sand the edge down. Then I would use a chalk paint over the whole thing . When the paint dries , sand it here and there to give it a distressed look , then I would use a sealing wax coat in clear if I like the way it looks after sanding or an antique color was it you want an older look. I think that would be easier than all the scrapping and sanding it would take to get it all off. Besides, I think with the paint and paper you have on it , it might lend itself to a really cool distressed look. Good luck !!!

    • SusieJen SusieJen on Nov 17, 2018

      Thanks, I think this will be less messy and simpler than I was expecting.

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Nov 17, 2018

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP-W41VU5sA

    http://www.lilacsandlonghorns.com/how-to-remove-decoupage.html

    Here are a couple of links to info. Basically it's wet it down wait about 15 Min for it to soak in; then scrape

  • William William on Nov 17, 2018

    Just like removing wallpaper. A 50/50 mix of vinegar and hot water. Wipe it on, let it sit for a while and scrape off.

  • Linda kelley Linda kelley on Nov 17, 2018

    I would sand down all the loose edges or pieces coming up until it's all relatively smooth. Then I would chalk paint over the whole thing. No need for prepping. Just use a color you can live with!

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