Couldn't think of a better title, sorry.
To get to the point I picked up a used rocking chair for real cheap, and although there was nothing wrong with it, I had hopes of re-finishing it to look like something I'd be proud to own (And partly to prove to the wife that a goodwill find can be made to look nice, with a little elbow grease.)
The plan/hope was to strip it, do minor reshaping, and give it a nice oil rubbed finish.
I am using citrus stripper, which I have grown to like for paint removal. However the cheap finish that came on the chair is proving very difficult to remove. (I'm thinking now of just painting the darn thing! I hate that thought but I really want to get this chair in use)
So here are some questions...Is their a better stripper to remove what I think was a lacquer, than my current citrus stripper?
Is their an easy way of doing this (stripping the chair), or is it really all about "elbow grease"?
Is their any "easy" way to disassemble a chair into its parts that is probably glued at every joint? (I'm guessing No. But had to ask)
For what its worth, I have coated the whole chair w/the stripper and waited over night to remove the goop...it only removed a small amount. Now I'm trying to focus on a couple of parts at a time, still only removes a low percentage...its going to take forever at this rate.
Its kind of important to make it look good just to "win" over the wife, if not I'll never hear the end of it...