Ah, if only stripping away part I was the one and only part. But no, in addition to the bathtub, there are also countless (or 21) tin ceiling panels and salvaged real wood doors – the ones we currently have are hollow core uglies.
This pretty much sums up how I feel about this stripping project:
But at least we are nearing the end of suffering. Here’s what we have got so far:
Just a few more to go. The best method is still just picking off paint with the scraper. Sergey has tried using a different stripper than I have in the past, but end result was very similar – more of the same gooey mess. So word to the wise – stick to just the scraper.
Speaking of the new Stripper – here’s our latest addition to the arsenal:
It works pretty darn well on wood doors; pour it on, let it sit for 20+ min and paint comes off like melted butter. It doesn’t completely solve the crevice problem, but at this point I am not sure I care that much. The door’s got that 100+ year plus character, you know.
First layer of primer is on!