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Re: Heywood Wakefield strip paint and refinish

Posted By: James Schooley (0-1pool246-218.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 2/19/4 09:45

In Response To: Heywood Wakefield strip paint and refinish (Mark Joyce)

The fastest paint stripper will have metholene chloride in it, and will there fore require a fresh air supply and possibly a charcoal filter mask. Never strip where a furnace, water heater, etc. can burn any of the heavier than air fumes, don't use a fan near the active stripper, do use patience and a thick application of the remover. A paste type stripper, poly ethelyne putty knif, burlap rags, 0000 steel wool, and a coarse plastic bristel brush. The original finish was most likely shellac, no older than 3 years, which will be suitable for restoration, but not sloppy beer bottles. The directions for shellac are good hair brushes, 320 grit paper for sanding between coats, and rubbing compound to polish the last coat to shine like new, good luck.

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