How is oil based paint removed from wood?


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There are chemicals made to remove oil based paints from wood. The chemicals can be harsh so make sure to wear safety gear.

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Chemical products, power tools and heat can remove paint from wood. The chemicals may have to sit for a few hours in order to work. Always use a paint stripper in a well ventilated area. Sanders can also be used but take more effort. Use a large grit sandpaper to get the best results. If the painted piece is small, heat can be applied to loosen the paint. This might emit fumes so always wear a mask and glasses to prevent illness.

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