|Oh Chris Farley, you were a funny man!|
Mr. TSL (who teaches wood shop and welding) brought me a stripper to use on some of my projects.
Tools for stripping-
a pole and stilettos-just kidding!!
gloves-these are super important because this shiz burns your skin!!
a crappy cheap paint brush
a dish to pour the stripper in-this must be glass (I'll show you what happens in plastic in a minute.)
something for the item to sit on if it's little (I used a Braum's bag)
I bought these lamps solely for the large wooden finial base that they had.
I first primed them and painted them a green color-didn't like them. They need to be lighter for where I want them. Then Mr. TSL found silver spray paint in his garage cabinet. Silver is lighter, but still not white. Yippy. I painted them silver-another shot and a miss....
But I wanted the wood to show through! Enter Zip Strip Paint Stripper!
I put my gloves on and put it in a plastic cup- remember above I said don't use plastic. This is why-
That cup did look like this before
Once you brush it on and wait the 10 minutes it looks like this:
Awesome!! The paint comes right off!
I learned however to work in smaller sections because it dries out fast when it;s a billion degrees out! I also found out that the "it will burn your skin" comment from Mr. TSL was in fact the gospel truth--it freaking stings!!
The finials aren't quite done yet, but this is a post about strippers not the finials!
gonna try to fix my hot mess linky page sometime this week!!
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