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Old 08-28-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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I am trying to do a budget friendly bathroom remodel. My goal is to stain the existing vanity with a green tinted wood stain, so stripping the paint is essential. I removed all the doors and drawers, stripped them with Savogran SuperStrip, and lightly sanded them. Now that I'm on to the actual vanity frame itself, I'm having a hard time getting any paint to come off. I am open to any suggestions.

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I get it, brushjockey, I think. Could just be the effects of the MEK.
Cb are you using semi-paste or gel stripper? It'll stick to vertical surfaces better. let it work for you.Don't be in a rush to take it off. Wait till its almost dry. Scrape and brush it off then try some more. If remover worked on parts it should work on the cabinet. Get a scraper, be careful with it, don't damage the wood, but lean into it, use some force. Tried a heat gun? Careful with it, don't damage the wood or house.
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Sometimes you can cover the stripper with Saran Wrap to allow it to work LONGER. May be worth a try in this case.
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i just remembered, the last time I used paint remover I used an "orange oil "based product. I was suss-sceptablous at first but it really worked great. i think the reason I used it was that it was a real thick gel that really stuck to the verticals. Claimed on the jug it would stay active 24 hours but dunno bout that. Nice color and aroma too. Sorta reminded me of a girl I once knew. Not because she was pretty and smelled nice but cause she was orangy skinned and could strip paint with a withering glance.
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