With the right stain stripper and a few hours, you can restore wood back to its original finish and turn your smoky-brown bench into a blonde beauty.

Learn how

 

Items You'll Need

 

  • Klean-Strip Strip-X® Stripper Additional Info
  • One quart of liquid will strip 10-20 sq. ft., or about the size of one chair.
    Chemical splash goggles Additional Info
  • Chemical splash goggles must be worn any time there is the chance of a chemical splash or spray. They feature indirect air vents to allow air in while keeping liquids out. Most fit comfortably over prescription glasses, and can be obtained at a hardware store and home center.
    Chemical-resistant gloves Additional Info
  • Most chemical-resistant gloves can withstand exposure to solvents and other chemicals, and are strong enough to resist tears and punctures. Always read and follow the glove manufacturer's instructions prior to using their gloves for your project. Buy several pairs from your local hardware store and home centers, and change them as needed.
    Klean-Strip Plastic Stripping Tool
  • Klean-Strip Abrasive Stripping Pad
  • Stripping brush (for working small areas)
  • Wooden orange sticks Additional Info
  • Pointed wooden orange sticks are manicure tools available at drugstores. Longer and easier to grip than a toothpick, the orange stick allows you to scrape stain and varnish out of detailed recesses in mouldings and sculpted areas of wood.
    2" or 3" natural-bristle paint brushes
  • Metal container, clean and empty
    Klean-Strip Paint Stripper After Wash is a solvent that will help strip any remaining paint and remove residue from the stripping process.
  • Heavy plastic drop cloths (6 mil recommended)
  • Soft cotton rags for clean-up
  • Klean-Strip Paint Stripper
    After Wash
    Additional Info

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