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Old 04-05-01, 03:40 PM
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I am trying to restore/remodel our family home built in 1909 by my grandfather. Someone painted a while back and dripped paint on the wood window frames. I got some very strong stripper which takes the paint off but also the patima and everything else. Is there a good way to take the splattered paint off and leave the finish on?
 
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Old 04-05-01, 05:02 PM
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If the paint is latex there's a product called "Goof Off" that does a good job. It's available from most Walmart and similar stores - many paint stores/home centers also stock it. Follow the directions.

If you're dealing with oil base paint, the best I can suggest is using a knife with a faily good edge and, holding the knife blade at right angles to the surface, carefully scrap away the high points of the paint - the edges left by this method can usually be removed with Murphy's Oil Soap (from your grocery store) , 0000 steel wool, and a little elbow grease.
 
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