Super Easy Way to Strip Painted Furniture

24 Hours
To make stripping painted furniture dramatically easier, use a garbage bag! Yes that's it. I use Citrustrip to strip the paint and then stick a garbage bag directly onto the furniture (when the Citrustrip is still wet). Leave on for up to 24 hours (it works best if left overnight). Remove garbage bag and watch as the paint basically falls right off. Now take your scraping tools and remove paint. Once the majority of the paint is removed I use mineral spirits to remove any leftover oil based paint and stripper.
Apply stripper with an old paint brush.
Stick garbage bag to wet Citrustrip and leave for up to 24 hours.
Remove bags and watch as paint peels off.
Wipe with mineral spirits
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  • Heather Bailey Heather Bailey on Feb 12, 2017
    Does it have to be citrus... Couldn't find that brand.. But was going to try it with another brand

  • Nancy Nancy on Nov 05, 2017
    I tried Citristrip some years back without a good result, but I did not have the idea of bagging the item to be striped. Will have to try it again with all these new "helps" of bags and plastic wrap.