When thinking of removing paint from a surface, you could be tempted to sandblast, wire brush or caustic solutions. These methods would work on certain surfaces, but they could seriously damage wood and leave it exposed to the elements. Because wood stripping is delicate, it requires a lot of knowledge.
Some woods strip better than others. For instance, interior doors have some parts that could be veneer while the rest of the components may be solid wood. In such cases, the stripping must be done in a way that the door will not fall apart. Depending on the number of layers the furniture has, a repeat stripping process may be required.
At Premium Door Stripping, we professionally strip internal and external doors, tables, beds and tables, among others.
Although veneer and plywood stripping is not recommended because they have a low thickness, we can still strip the paint out.
Notice that this will require an extra keen eye to ensure that damage is not caused. We have non-caustic elements that strip wood gently without causing damage to it.
What is Non-Caustic Stripping Best For
With our expertise, we are careful to use the right stripping method on each type of wood. Non-caustic is best used on woods such as oak. Oak is light coloured and can turn into a dull grey when stripped with caustic soda.
Non-caustic does not have toxic residue, meaning it does not leave the surface damaged after paint removal.
For beech wood, non-caustic stripping is the best method. It is a dry hardwood that does not tolerate dampness. Dampness puts it at risk of warping. Walnut is the other wood that will require non-caustic removal. This is because it tends to discolour quickly and crack when stripped with caustic soda.
Why a Professional is Needed
Professionals are trained and have experience with wood stripping techniques, meaning they can complete the job quickly and thoroughly. They are also aware of what chemical elements work and which ones don’t.
Also, chemicals used in wood stripping are hazardous and must be used as directed. They can harm the skin, lungs and eyes and produce toxic fumes.
They also must be cleaned off properly before new paint occurs. Our expert strippers handle each project with expertise.
The cost of the job depends on the type and amount of paint to be removed, the quality of the surface and whether refurbishing will be needed.
While there are many guidelines on how to strip furniture, if yours is of high-quality or is an antique, trust the job to a professional.