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Forum topic by Tyrone D posted 07-05-2012 06:24 AM 904 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tyrone D

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07-05-2012 06:24 AM

Has anyone had any experiences with chemical stripper?
I want to remove the finish and stain off of some stair end-caps. That’s what I call them but I best describe.
It’s where the bottom of the baluster goes.
They’re oak.
The reason they need to be refinished:
I’m putting oak treads in my mother’s house and I need the tread colour to match the end caps. They’re close but not perfect and I really like perfect.

Thanks for any advice.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#1 posted 07-05-2012 01:04 PM

Kutzit is the best i’ve used. But it’s liquid will run easy and i know you don’t want that. My suggestion you use one of the jell type, won’t run and just for the varnish works ok. Neither will remove the color.

-- What started as a hobbie is now a full time JOB!

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#2 posted 07-05-2012 01:58 PM

Citrus Strip.


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Clint Searl

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 11:35 PM

Either a methylene chloride based stripper or Citrustrip will do the job, with the latter the more benign.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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