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How to remove paint – part 2


I hope no one started a stripping project and then got stuck in the middle of it without part two of my video!  :)  I finally had the chance to edit it.  In this video, I’m using Strypeeze, a biodegradable chemical paint remover, mineral spirits, and a putty knife.  All are available from your local True Value Hardware or their online store.   Enjoy part two…


The top definitely wasn’t perfect underneath, but I think the imperfections just add to the character of the piece.



You can see the part one of the video tutorial HERE and the finished dresser HERE.

I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as my writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

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  1. Ashley says:

    Im DYING for your tutorial for how to use antiquing wax to come out! I bought it, and have tried it a few times but haven’t been very successful and am not sure what I thought I was doing with it! Ha.

  2. sharon k. says:

    thank you!
    I have a china cabinet and sideboard sitting in my garage, both coated with at least 3 different 1970’s colors, and I really want to see what kind of beauty is underneath.

  3. Eileen says:

    Thanks, Marian for this and all your videos,.

  4. Big project coming up in the spring, when weather permits. We recently found, in an antique store, the 8′ solid ( not sure the wood yet) front door from the little country Methodist church where we married 40 years ago. I plan to strip it as I think the wood will be beautiful. Gonna be quite a job but one full of sentimate.

  5. Hi there, ma’am. My name is Chelle and I’m a fan.

    Your tutorials are absolutely incredible and I have been hanging out here daily just checking stuff out. I plan to hopefully tackle your drop cloth slipcovers soon. I posted about that on my own blog and just wanted to let you know in case you’d like to see my progress as I likely sew myself to the sofa accidentally. :)

    Thank you and God bless,

  6. Thanks for the advice and the videos. I was trying to get paint out of the grain of some wood with just soap and water. I’m ready to give mineral spirits a try.

  7. Denise T says:

    I am back in VA , on the way to recovery from knee surgery. I am making sure I do not miss the tutorial on using crackle yet.

  8. I am loving your tutorial! Thank you so much!

  9. These video tutorials are so great, I really really appreciate them!


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