Common Types of Paint We Strip From Furniture

Removing excess paint from the surface of furniture is one of the best ways to restore these pieces to their natural condition. There are a number of paints which Premium Door Stripping can address and in order to appreciate the choices at your disposal, it is wise to look at each variant in greater detail.

Common Types of Paint We Strip From Furniture


Acrylic (or water-based) paint is one of the most common types of paint seen on furniture. This configuration is known for its fast drying time as well as the nearly limitless number of available colours.


Enamel paints are oil-based in nature and they are particularly known for their ability to protect furniture surfaces thanks to a durable nature. Enamels can also be used to cover up unsightly features such as stains and knot holes. As these are oil-based formulations, the stripping process is different when compared to dealing with acrylic paints.


This type of paint is actually more associated with surface sheen than its chemical composition. Matte paint exhibits a flat appearance as opposed to a glossy shine.

This could present an issue, as flat paints tend to absorb stains and they normally cannot be washed (the paint itself might be removed during the process). So, it is no surprise that matte surfaces will often need to be stripped.


Semi-gloss and high-gloss finishes are often used when individuals wish to provide their furniture with a more visible aesthetic appeal. Still, glossy paints can become dull or discoloured over time.

This is particularly the case if the furniture happens to be located outdoors. Our stripping specialists are just as capable of removing gloss paints from the surfaces of your furniture.


This type of paint is associated with a specific colour pigment bound with a water-soluble resin. It is used on both indoor and outdoor surfaces. More than one coat is normally applied in order to avoid the presence of any “bleeds” caused by underlying colours or stains. We are capable of removing emulsion-based paints from furniture as well.

Regardless of the type of paint that you need to remove, there is no doubt that our team is here to help. Stripping paint from furniture will result in a natural appearance that might not otherwise be possible. Please do not hesitate to speak with one of our representatives to learn more.

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