Monday, April 30, 2012

Fun with Paint Stripper


This week I am stripping the spindles on the staircase.  

As much as we walk up and down the stairs, the paint on the spindles was constantly chipping from wear and tear.  So I decided to strip the paint and give it a ceruse wood finish.

This is a tedious and time consuming job.  There is layer upon layer of paint.

I've decided that stripping paint isn't much fun!

As of today most of the white paint has been removed.  Now I am starting to remove the brown paint from the spindles.  Hopefully I'll get this thing together soon.  Say a prayer for me!

PS.  I'll post all the details, like what products I used, once I'm all finished.  Stay tuned!

30 comments:

  1. Brandi, I don't envy you a bit. That sounds like a painstaking job. Good luck, but hey, I know it's gonna be beautiful once you're done!

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  2. Hey, Looks like you have your work cut out for you!!! I cant wait to see the finished product. By the way thanks for stopping by my blog awhile ago, ive been MIA since I am finishing graduate school, but hope to get my blog up and running again soon.

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  3. YIKES!! That looks like a messy job Brandi, but I can't wait to see the outcome!

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  4. I used to have something like that in an older house. I hated whenever my young daughters would grab them and climb and scuff the paint on the wall area below. Lol.

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  5. I've done this one in my life before. And I vowed to never do it again. I can barely look at those spindles without cringing.
    m.

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  6. Whoohoo..I love stripping! ;) PAINT of course, lol! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  7. Dear Lord,

    Please help Brandi to paint strip without getting too high on the stripper fumes.

    Amen

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  8. Stripping paint is so tedious--and messy. You're doing a great job. I can't wait to see the final result. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

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  9. You have more patience than I!!! I would have stopped halfway through and said I was aiming for the shabby chic look! ;-)

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  10. Looking forward to it!

    I surely don't know if I have all the patience for that!

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  11. Wow...you are a brave girl. What a tough task. They payoff however, will be well worth it!

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  12. Spindles oh my gosh! I can't wait to see the end result.

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  13. Brandi you are so brave! I have only tried paint stripping once and I said never again! but I bet it will look beautiful when you're done:)

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  14. Wow, that looks like a lot of work. You are in my prayers. However, I know the finished project is going to look awesome!

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  15. Oh man -- THAT is one tough job and you are one determined gal! Are those the only spindles or are there more?? I hope those are the only ones -- looking forward to the finished project!

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  16. Ugh...hard work, I look forward to your updates. xo

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  17. Ugh.. girl I know ALL about these tedious tasks! We are totally rehabbing a HUGE fixer upper and it seems like everything we do takes so much time and work. Just keep reminding yourself it's gunna look AWESOME once your finished:)

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  18. Ugh! Stripping paint is no fun. Once you're done though, you'll be glad you did it!

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  19. Waiting anxiously Brandi...
    Hope you will enjoy a visit at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    With love
    Farah

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  20. Looking good Brandi! I've stripped many times:)

    Dee

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  21. They will look fabulous when they are finally redone...but what a tedious project! Good luck :)

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  22. Hi Brandi!

    I admire those who enjoy crafts and reinvent the decorations. I believe you will be able to do a good job.

    Hugs!

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  23. Wow! You're almost there. That looks like a tedious hard job that I'm sure will pay off when you're finished.

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  24. Hi Brandi, yes I will pray for your neck, and back and shoulders and hands and knees and etc . . . : ) Looking forward to the finished product and to find out what kind of stripper you used. I've worked on spindles before, and though its a lot of work, you will look back with pride. -_^

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  25. Oh that is a tough job, I'd probably just put another coat of paint on it. lol
    Good luck!

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  26. Oh wow Brandi, that sounds like fun...NOT! Good luck my friend, I know its going to look gorgeous.

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  27. That does not look like fun but just look at it this way, in the end it will all be worth it :) Mandy

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  28. What a project! Looking forward to the end result! Thanks for stopping by to see what's going in NJ!
    -Shelley

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  29. That is a tedious job but at the end you are going to be happy! Can't wait to see the transformation!

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  30. What a project you are tackling there, my friend! It's going to look sooo good when it's done.

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