How To Strip A Table Of Paint. Spray the desk with citristrip or any other paint stripper. The spray does let off some fumes, so open some windows if you are working inside like i was.
You can get this round zibra brush here. Rub the wood with mineral spirits to clean the table and buff away the majority of the stain. I simply sprayed it on and wiped it off.
Smash paint into those crevice areas to make sure that the old paint is a thing of the past.
Be careful not to scar or scratch the wood by pushing too hard. I brushed on the stain in long strokes with the grain of the table. These two are made with natural ingredients, so there's no harmful fumes that kill your brain cells!
Apply the gel to the entire surface of the table with an old paint brush.
Then use a wire brush or knife to remove the last bits of paint! Cover the desk with saran wrap (there isn’t an easy way to do this, just make sure the saran wrap is up against all those curves and crevices) wait at. There was so much paint on the table it took me three passes to remove all the paint.
Since i made an effort to strip this table and make it smooth for paint, i chose to use spray paint, so it will have a smooth, look.
Lacquer thinner evaporates and dries quickly, so you should work in sections about the size of 1/4 of the table top. After a quick dry with a paper towel i repeated the process. The spray paint was $3.50 per can, and i used 3.
Once the stripper is scraped off you must clean the rest of the residue off the wood.
Be generous and put a good thick layer onto your item. It took about 4 minutes to clean the entire table. If you’re stripping the paint from the base of the table, like i did, you’ll want to first start there.
On the final pass i used the tooth end to my paint scrapper to lightly scrape out any remaining paint and debris left in the grooves.
Steps to refinish a table. To apply, i used a sponge brush. I let it sit for a few minutes, then wiped the excess off with a rag.