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post #21 of 25 Old 06-24-2013, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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It may very well be flooring. I've refinished tables before that were flooring however most were just veneered to look like that. I would expect it to be 1/16" or more in thickness.

I think your choice for for remover is better. I've never use the Crown brand stripper however I've used other products Crown makes. At least it is a semi-paste remover. Working stripper by hand it's always better to use a semi-paste remover as it doesn't evaporate as fast and will cling to vertical surfaces. Like I said earlier keep the remover wet. If you let it dry it will quit working and the finish will dry back on. The most important step though is when you start lifting the finish off. It needs to be done fast and get the residue off before the stuff drys back on.
I'm trying to figure out how thick to put it on. Just get a painbrush and brush enough on that it won't dry out after 10 minutes, then just scrape it off? After I scrape it, just clean it up with mineral spirits to remove any residue that is left on?
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I'm trying to figure out how thick to put it on. Just get a painbrush and brush enough on that it won't dry out after 10 minutes, then just scrape it off? After I scrape it, just clean it up with mineral spirits to remove any residue that is left on?
I brush the remover on as thick as I can. You might use an old brush or a cheap disposable brush. The remover is hard on the bristles. The remover will dry in spots in 10 minutes no matter how much you put on. You will have to keep an eye on it and re-apply some more remover on the dry spots. When you start to scrape it, if it doesn't readily come off clean, let it soak longer. Since you are new at it, you might just strip small areas at a time until you get a feel for how long the remover will remain workable. Then when you start to scrape you should be able to almost squeegee all the finish off without very much resistance. If you are going to use a solvent to rinse the residue off I would recommend lacquer thinner. It needs a bit stronger solvent than mineral spirits. What happens is when you start scraping what is left drys really quick. Then the residue that is left you are almost having to strip it again with the rince agent. It needs to be strong enough to disolve it again.
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I brush the remover on as thick as I can. You might use an old brush or a cheap disposable brush. The remover is hard on the bristles. The remover will dry in spots in 10 minutes no matter how much you put on. You will have to keep an eye on it and re-apply some more remover on the dry spots. When you start to scrape it, if it doesn't readily come off clean, let it soak longer. Since you are new at it, you might just strip small areas at a time until you get a feel for how long the remover will remain workable. Then when you start to scrape you should be able to almost squeegee all the finish off without very much resistance. If you are going to use a solvent to rinse the residue off I would recommend lacquer thinner. It needs a bit stronger solvent than mineral spirits. What happens is when you start scraping what is left drys really quick. Then the residue that is left you are almost having to strip it again with the rince agent. It needs to be strong enough to disolve it again.
Right, that makes sense.
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Well my dad had a few different water based stains on hand. Since the pear wood project is just sort of an odd thing I picked the one I liked best. Here is a picture of a leg stained. He had some polyurethane too that I will use as top coat once it's all done.

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One picture is in the sun and one in the garage.
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I stripped a couple of oak cabinet doors last summer. It was my first time stripping anything since I was a little kid helping my grandma refinish the really old solid oak dinning room table. So basically it was my first time. Since the stripper is pretty expensive I only used enough to cover the area, thought that would be enough. When I went to remove the stripper and finish it didn't do anything, had dried and didn't remove much finish at all. I thought maybe the stripper was some low powered junk and went and bought more and started a thread on here and did some google searching. Found that it was really my fault for not putting the stripper on heavier and it dried out while waiting for it to work. Basically wasting the stripper when I was trying to only use as much as needed and ended up having to use more. Spending dollars to save pennies. The second round I spread on pretty thick and added some more as needed when it looked like the first coat was drying out. I kept checking on it to see if the finish would come off when scrapped. When it did I scrapped it all off. Go buy a couple different plastic putty knifes, these are what I found worked best without causing damage to the work piece. I'm FAR from an expert but this is what I learned on my "first" stripping experience.

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