Asked on Jul 16, 2019

How can I remove paint from furniture?

KmdreamerKathy Gunter LawLaura Cooper


How should I remove paint from a rocking chair. It has a wonderful high back and seat which are both made from cane/wicker. The rest of the chair is painted wood. It is in quite good condition but the paint is chipping off in areas . I can unscrew the whole chair and then remove the paint in smaller pieces rather than tackle nooks and crannies. Sander or a paint remover? Any suggestions would be welcome. I have not done this before. Thanks to all in advance, Kilgara10

3 answers
  • Laura Cooper
    on Jul 16, 2019

    I would use stripper. If you fully disassemble the chair, it may loosen the joints too much. There are paint strippers that are low odor.

    • Kilgara10
      on Jul 17, 2019

      Thanks so much for getting back to me. I also appreciate the advice concerning NOT disassembling the chair. Have a really nice day

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jul 16, 2019

    Citristrip would be my recommendation. Make sure you don't let it dry or it's horrible to remove. It may take a couple of applications to get everything off.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Jul 16, 2019

    You could try a paint remover you paint on or sand it off

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