How to remove paint from grooves in wood?

by Rya18216712
What is the best way to remove paint from the grooves in my cabinets after a paint explosion? icon icon icon icon icon
  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 15, 2018

    Citirstrip a safe non-toxic remover

  • This happens. What you should have done immediately after this occurred was to wipe down with water and a big car wash sponge, you could have wiped up probably 99% of it from the get go. Now I would use Citristrip, but more work as it will remove the cabinet finish too. Roll your sleeves up . . . So sorry.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Mar 15, 2018

    Cover the tip of a screw driver with a heavy rag . Use whatever cleaner you are using and rub gently into the cracks.

  • Rya18216712 Rya18216712 on Mar 15, 2018

    We did clean up immediately, however the paint stayed in many of the grooves and the grain of the wood. Some of the finish came off, with the water removal. I will check into the Citirstrip. Here are the cabinets after we cleaned them up.

  • William William on Mar 15, 2018

    Use a small brass brush dipped in water first. Then try the Citristrip with the brass brush. Brass is soft and won't mar the wood much. You may need to seal the cabinets after the paint removal. A water based poly should work. At least three coats.

  • V Smith V Smith on Mar 22, 2018

    Try naptha or Oops.