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Re: Good Grief..What a job

Posted By: Greg Scholl <beatkat@adelphia.net> (67-22-200-210.albyny.adelphia.net)
Date: 8/20/5 00:07

In Response To: Good Grief..What a job (Ellen)

What kind of stripper are you using? And are you sure it's poly....it should strip fairly easily off Birch, ....if you let the stripper do the work. Lay the stripper on in one direction only, thickly with a brush and then cover it with some heavy duty garbage bags or plastic sheeting and let it sit, scrub off with Coarse steel wool. Test with a putty knife first, If it's not coming off then stop and re apply more stripper..the poly should just come right of when dissolved. If what you're getting is a sticky, gooey mess, it's more likely Spar or conventional or Tung Oil varnish.Most strippers boast about what they can remove, but they differ widely in their effectiveness...also be aware that opened cans of stripper can lose it's strength over time if it's sitting on a shelf. It's also possible you're dealing with a conversion or catalyzed product like Duravar.....nasty stuff to remove.I have left stripper on an item for several hours to get it to dissolve, with multiple applications....but not tried to scrub it off until it really is dissolved...let the stripper do the work.If it's not going well, I'd also reccommend trying a different stripper.Best of luck.

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