How do I strip paint from furniture?

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  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jan 10, 2019

    There are MANY paint strippers available. Check the store.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jan 10, 2019

    If you want something mild, CitriStrip is fairly good. Just don't let it dry or you will have a horrible time getting it off.

    Start with scraping any old paint that will come off, especially anything that is chipping.

    If there are multiple layers you may have to get something with more kick (and stink) than CitriStrip.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 11, 2019

    Hi Trangler2: I have used Citristrip for years and found it to be a very good and reliable product. Put on a fairly thick coat, let it sit for the required time (check after a 1/2 hour to see if the paint has wrinkled up) and use a plastic putty knife to remove the product. Read the directions before you start. If you have to leave it for a period of time, cover it with plastic wrap to keep it moist, even over night is o.k. if you keep all of the air out. Just smush the plastic wrap onto the Citristrip. Then, scrape it off. You can use a stiff brush in the curly parts if there are any. Good luck.


  • Within the Grove Within the Grove on Jan 26, 2019

    Try using Citristrip! You apply it with a brush (goes on like gel), let it sit for at least 30 minutes and then scrape off with something like a putty knife. Depending on how many layers of paint there are, it could take more than one coat of the stripper. It's also safe for indoor use.