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Thread: the hardest finish to strip ?

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    the hardest finish to strip ?

    What do you think it is ?
    Their are 3 very tough finishes used for wood. One is just plain stubborn.
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    Hmmmm, shellac maybe ??

    Seems to me it gets kind of gummy when I've tried to strip it in the past. I don't have much experience refinishing though.
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    Wouldn't it be that Varathane Diamond wood finish? After all, there's nothing harder than a...
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    Not quite Roger and Bob. there is a finish out there that will drive you crazy trying to get off. if I had to strip a piece of furniture with this finish it would almost cost 4 times more then a normal finish.
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    Pour on epoxy tabletop finish possibly?
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    I'm guessing it's a trick question, Maybe some kind of oil? Maybe tung oil?
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    How about milk paint. I've striped this before and just could not get it all off.
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    lead paint the stuff is hard to dispose the stuff.
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    David hit it on the head, milk paint, made from eggs is also used as the build up for grench Provencal furniture. I've fried every stripper and nothing touches the deep recesses of this stuff. It comes down to oxotic - acid and 3 m pad then hot soapy water.then sanding.
    2nd is boild linseed old once hard and applied properly becomes a bullet proff substance to the strippers.
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    This post just gave me an ah ha moment. I saw some kitchen tongs exactly like I used to make for sale on food site. The only difference was that the ends had been dipped in white milk paint. I wondered at the time why milk paint had been used, but I think you have given me the answer....the stuff seems bullet proof and will do a good job hiding the glue line. There were also some wooden bowls that had the outside bottom dipped. Maybe worth a try, unless there are draw backs.
    https://food52.com/shop/products/2188-dipped-tongs
    Last edited by Ted Calver; 11-16-2015 at 04:55 AM.

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