Paint remover

Old 01-22-01, 10:35 AM
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Most of the woodwork in my house is painted. It looks like someone in the past put latex (2 coats diffrent colors) over oil based paint the latex is coming off to the touch the oil based coat seems pretty stable. I know your not supposed to do this. I want to know of a good brand of stripper that will get the latex off. I am planning on oil prime and oil based paint do I need to strip all the way down to bare wood? I also have small children so I have to take odors/vapors in to consideration.
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If you don't want to strip to the bare wood try "very hot water" plus a stiff brush or a stripping pad, and a wide putty knife. Or a strong solution of TSP in hot water or TSP paste stripper. A steamer comes to mind also. Zero fumes, but TSP is mildly caustic.

The formula for a trowelable TSP stripper:
1 part TSP
1 part Whiting (Calcium Carbonate or Chalk) >paint store.
sufficient water to make a paste.
Apply thickly, wait 20 minutes or so, remove the paint.

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