Stripping/Finishing old gumwood molding
I have an old house, built in the early 20's. One of the rooms is going to be refinished into a den. The molding was painted white in the room.
I'd like to strip the molding and stain it a darker color. I do not want to remove the molding, I fear it would just get damaged or damage the cement & lathe. I don't want to use a chemical stripper either, but I do have some citrus stripper. I don't want to damage the oak floors either, there were just refinished a few years ago. What would you suggest for stripping and cleaning everything as-is?