How can I strip brown paint from an old iron bed?

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  • Chilli Chilli on Dec 29, 2017
    I had a friend that did this. He took his daughters bed frame to a sand blaster. It had some brass "Knuckles" on it and he just covered it with HD Carpet tape of some kind (it was blue back then). Of course, primed and painted nicely afterwards.

    • Cmt32106327 Cmt32106327 on Dec 29, 2017
      What does the color look like once it's sandblasted? I'm hoping a steel grey?.

  • Peg Peg on Dec 29, 2017
    You can sand blast it by hand or machine. I did this to one of my old beds and it worked great. Once I got it sanded down I spray painted it.

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Dec 29, 2017
    An easy way is to use a metal brush. There are handhelds, or one you can attach to the drill to do it faster

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 29, 2017
    use a safe non toxic paint remover,CITRISTRIP

  • Carol Jackson Carol Jackson on Dec 29, 2017
    Use citriStrip and leave on over night covered with plastic. The paint almost jumps off on its own. For intricate areas dip green scatchy in stripper and wouldn't have a problem. Has a nice citrus smell. I stripped the epoxy paint from my bathtub after a resurface went bad. Learned this after 1st week on Hometalk!

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 29, 2017
    You can use rough sandpaper and a sander

  • Chilli Chilli on Dec 30, 2017
    I don't recall, but it was down to the metal. Prime right away to keep it from rusting, then the color is your choice.