How to Strip Wood Stain

By HomeAdvisor

Updated March 1, 2017

Steps for Stripping Paint Off Wood Furniture

Old or damaged stains can ruin the look of your furniture. Use this quick guide to update any tired furniture around your house:

  1. Gather your tools. This job will require a paint brush, paint scraper, wire brush, wood stripper, safety glasses, gloves, a hand or circular sander and an empty bucket.
  1. Brush on wood stripper. Use your paint brush to apply the wood stripper. Let it sit for two to three minutes.
  1. Scrape away the finish. Use your scraper to remove the current stain. Use a wire brush for hard-to-reach areas.
  1. Sand the surfaces. Use your sander to remove the finish and reveal the bare wood.
  1. Add your new stain. Wipe down all the surfaces with a dry rag and begin brushing on your new stain.

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