How to strip wooden furniture

Maybe your favorite piece of wooden furniture looks pitiful and you want to give it a face lift? Is the paint or stain chipping and the color seems faded? Follow these steps for stripping your furniture. Once these crucial steps are completed, you will be ready to make it beautiful once again!

Things to consider before starting


Before stripping your wooden furniture, it is essential to follow these words of advice in order to prepare properly:

  • Work in a cool, well-aired space, away from sunlight.
  • Take necessary precautions to avoid having the stripping agent in contact with skin, eyes or airways. Wear a mask, chemical-resistant neoprene coated gloves and safety glasses. Avoid breathing the product’s fumes.
  • Prepare your work space by tightening screws or nails that stick out, if necessary, and remove all hardware (knobs, etc.)
  • Keep a pail of water and damp cloth handy to remove any splashes of stripping agent that come in contact with your skin.
  • Proceed section by section, one section at a time, to not let the product dry.


NOTE: Product’s stripping action times varies depending on the coating to be stripped and the tools used to do so.





Step 1 : Apply stripping agent

Pour a generous amount of Super Remover NEW GENERATION directly on the surface you wish to strip. Always spread the product in the direction of the wood grain, so as not to cause damage. The stripping agent works easily to remove up to 5 coats of paint or varnish.


Step 2 : Spread the product evenly on the furniture

Apply a layer of stripping agent at least 3mm thick (the thickness of two 2-dollar coins) over the entire wooden surface using a silk paintbrush. Be sure to add extra product to corners and detailing such as ornaments or moldings, as well as deep wood grain.


Step 3 : Wait for the stripping agent to act

Allow the product to act for at least 15 minutes; tougher surfaces or surfaces with several layers will take longer. However, do not let the product dry.


Step 4 : Eliminate residue

Using a wood scraper, remove all residue left from the stripping. Always scrape in the direction of the wood grain to avoid damaging it. Next, use a stripping pad and a small amount of stripping agent to remove any remaining traces of paint or varnish remaining in the wood’s surface.


Step 5 : Clean the surface

  • Clean furniture’s surface with methyl hydrate to preserve the wood’s natural beauty.
  • Apply paint or stain, if desired.