How To Start Removing Old Paint & Varnish?

With Paint Remover

  • Apply thick layers of paint remover and spread evenly with a paintbrush.
  • Remove as much paint remover as possible with a metal scraper.
  • Steel wool helps to remove more stubborn patches of old paint.
  • When finished, wipe the surface with white spirit.


With Sanding

  • An electric sander will speed the paint removal job.
  • Remove as much paint remover as possible with a metal scraper.
  • Be sure you don’t gouge out holes in the wood in your enthusiasm to remove      the old paint or varnish.


With Heat

  • The heat destroys the film in the old paint. This makes it easy to scrape the old      paint away.
  • Scrape away the paint immediately after it has been heated.
  • Never allow the heat gun to stay in one spot long enough to burn the wood.