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Old 09-09-2004, 09:18 AM
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Speaking from years of experience working on an old house, everything takes 4 to 10 times as long. You could try to put tape against the wood to save the walls, and i always used CitriStrip, and then covered it with plastic and let it set for a day or so. The longer it sat, the deeper layers the paint it would remove. I have heard there are better materials out there now, but have not personally used them. It took a whole summer to take the old paint and varnish off stair balusters, but they are gorgeous. So it is worth it, just takes time, and time, and time. Don't give up, the results will be worth it. In case you want to know, you tape the plastic over the citri strip, and put it on thick, the Citri Strip, that is.
Hope this helps.
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