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Wood care and painting solutions.

Before you start...

1. Read the instructions
Always read all cautions and directions on the product label before beginning a project. You should understand all aspects of the projects before you begin. You can also print this project plan and bring it along with you to the job site.

2. Prepare the work area
For best results, use chemicals in temperatures between 18°C and 29°C and away from strong breeze and hot sun. Protect surrounding areas with a heavy plastic drop cloth. If working indoors, open all windows and doors and maintain a cross ventilation of moving fresh air across the work area.

3. Ready to begin
When you are ready to get started, put on your chemical splash goggles and chemical-resistant gloves. Make sure you have soft rags within easy reach for clean-up during the project.

For nooks and cranies
If the wood you are working on has a lot of intricate detail, wooden cuticle sticks make great tools for detail. Available from chemists or supermarkets, they allow you to scrape stain and varnish out of detailed recesses in sculpted areas of wood.


Citristrip Projects

Removing Paint in an Enclosed Space.

If the medicine cabinet in your powder room needs a touch-up, don't worry. With the right ventilation, a few safety precautions and a non-caustic stripper, it's a doable job. And the new paint will give your bathroom a fresh makeover.

Items you need:

• Citristrip Paint and Varnish Stripper Gel
• Chemical splash goggles
• 2-3 pairs of chemical resistant gloves
• Plastic scraper
• Wooden cuticle sticks
• Abrasive stripping pad
• 40mm natural bristle paint brushes
• Clean, empty metal container
• Heavy plastic drop cloths
• Soft cotton rags for clean-up
• Citristrip Paint Remover Wash
• A fan to ventilate the work area

Here's how...

Step 1Step 1: Set up

Pour the Citristrip Paint Stripper into the metal container. If you are working with a piece of furniture or other object that has removable pieces of hardware, such as handles or other ornaments, remove these first and set them aside.

Step 2Step 2: Lay it on thick

Brush an even, liberal coat of stripper gel, at least 3mm thick, to a small area (up to 8 sq.m.) Use short strokes in one direction only. Make sure to use the tips of your brush to work the stripper gel into the recesses of the wood.

Step 3Step 3: Check progress

After 30 minutes, you should start to see the chemical reaction happening. The paint will start to bubble up and swell, and this will show that the finish is separating itself from the surface. Scrape a small test area to see if the finish is softened and ready for removal. If not, wait an additional 30 minutes and check again. Citristrip remains workable for up to 24 hours, so take your time.

step 4Step 4: Remove finish and Citristrip

Remove loosened finish by gently scraping in direction of wood grain with the plastic stripping tool. Use the wooden cuticle sticks or stripping brush to scrape out old finish buried in recesses. Continue to alternately scrape and wipe with cloths as you progress.

step 4Step 5: Wipe away residue

By now, you should be seeing the fresh, clean surface emerging from beneath all that old finish. Use a clean abrasive pad dipped in Citristrip Paint Remover Wash to loosen remaining stubborn bits of paint. When the wood looks clear of all finish, clean the surface of all residue with soft cloths dipped in Citristrip Paint Remover Wash. The surface should be completely clean and dry before refinishing.

After each work session, place all rags, applicators, and old-finish residue in a well-ventilated area. Allow liquid to evaporate and residue to dry outdoors then dispose of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

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