stripping the paint

Old 12-16-09, 04:24 PM
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stripping the paint

i'm having hard time to sand few of my cabinet doors.
found it was painted mahogany stained before and now has white color that was chipping off.
i've bosch orbital sander that i'm using currently to sand off some of the cabinet doors which are plain but the ones with the corners and lines were very hard to use the machine.

so i bought citristrip to strip off the paint. it strips pretty easy but its kinda sticky and wondering if ayone has experience on this. with this now i can see its taking out some mahogany color as well.

i was trying to get all the paints bare down and start with primer.

what would be the best way or easiest way to deal with would be glad to hear.

regarding earlier post now my doors and rest rooms cabinets came out very good and extremely happy about it ....many thanks to Marksr.
Old 12-17-09, 03:11 AM
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I've not used the citrus based strippers but they all work the same. After you have scraped off all the bubbled up paint [reapply if needed] and washed off the residue, you need to sand them some. Since you intend to paint,you don't need to do as thorough a job as you would if you were to restain.

You want both the paint and the poly/varnish to be removed. It doesn't matter if the stain stays or is removed. Once you have washed down the stripper and let it dry - the stickiness should be gone although you will see the need for a little sanding.

2 possible reasons for the cabinet paint to chip, failure to use the proper primer over the poly/varnish finish or the use of an inferior latex enamel [or both] I highly recomend using a solvent base primer and finishing with a waterborne enamel although a quality latex enamel would be ok.

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