How Do You Remove Paint From Cupboard Doors?

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How Do You Remove Paint From Cupboard Doors?

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Stripping cupboard doors may be done a number of ways, but the easiest is to use an environmentally-friendly stripper and old-fashioned elbow grease using a number of plastic and metal scrapers. It is advisable to test the paint before beginning the stripping process to determine if any of the earlier paint layers are lead-based. This can be done by chipping a small amount of paint from a door and sending it via snail mail to a testing facility for analysis. Testing is particularly important if small children have access to the room where the cupboards are used. Remove the doors to an outside location or prepare the interior area by placing a plastic tarp and three or four layers of newspapers under the cabinets. Make sure the working area is well-ventilated. Remove any hinges, handles or metal trim from the doors. Place these in a zippered bag with the screws. Use the fine-wire brush to remove any large paint chips or areas around the hinges or handles where the paint may have lifted

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