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Dusty56

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05-29-2011 05:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question pine polyurethane stripping

Hello , does anyone have experience stripping polyurethane and recommendations for best product(s) to use ?
My brother has a large Pine trestle table that I don’t want to sand the finish off of , but rather strip and then lightly sand as needed before applying a new finish.
Thank you : )

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 05:35 PM

I would assume that a Mail Escort would know, the best way to strip Polly—- Alcohol!

Sorry, could not resist.

I generally use strip eze (sp?) sold at Sherwin Williams. I would give it a 5 out of 10. Not crazy about it, but it does work with several coats. There was a thread about this subject some time ago, so I would use the search function.

The title was completely at fault for my bad joke.

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 05:49 PM

never used it
but some of the stripper
that you just peel off sounds like the way to go
and it is not chemically noxious

here is the link
there is quarts further down

http://www.paintremover.com/paint-removers-paint-removers---smart-strip.html?gclid=CKnW5qfBjakCFRG4Kgodu1DXoQ

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 05:57 PM

LOL, The title was conceived to draw attention to my quandry…my bad : )
Thanks for the input….I’ll search the forums as suggested.

@David , that looks like some good stuff…..it’s a large table , so I guess I’d be better off buying a gallon if I go that route. Thanks : )

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#4 posted 05-29-2011 06:09 PM

let us know how it works if you do
the ols strpper are a real pain
over and over
and toxic goo everywhere
then washing with water

yuck !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 05-29-2011 06:30 PM

Any stripper would work, I always get mine any paint stores. Benjamin moore , Sherman William they should carry it.

Common mistake I see people do, is they leave it on too long.

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#6 posted 05-30-2011 01:51 AM

I would start by removing the major with a cabinet scraper. If needed, you could use some “green goo” like the all natural orange striper. If you use any stripper, make sure you neutralize it and wash with soap and water. Let it dry completely before moving on.

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#7 posted 05-30-2011 02:45 AM

Thanks for all of the help , guys : )

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#8 posted 05-30-2011 03:10 AM

Soap and water will neutralize it, but it will not remove the stripper completely. Best to use mineral spirits or lacquer thinner to remove it. I use Acetone because I hate waiting for it to dry.

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