stripping windows and baseboards

Old 07-03-01, 10:33 PM
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I am stripping the paint from the windows and baseboards in the living room of our 1860 home. I have already made all the common mistakes listed (applying chemical stripper to the whole area so now the part I haven't gotten to is dried, etc.) and am in the last stages of getting the stripper hardened paint out of the crevices and cracks.... very slowly with scraper. Is there anyway to get the paint/stripper off easier and faster (at this rate I'll be at it another year!) Thanks!
Old 07-04-01, 07:11 AM
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Most strippers I'm familiar with will resoften when another coat of stripper is applied. Steel wool, using a pick (I make mine by sharpening a dowel rod in a pencil sharpener) and elbow grease will get the job done, albeit slowly.

Although I haven't tried it myself I've heard good comments about Peel Away in this regard. If you're interested, you can check their products out at the site below.

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