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Homemade Paint and Varnish Removers

Written by Paulo Martirez on Thursday, January 17, 2008

Removing paints and varnish requires a lot of work. Here are some homemade recipes you can make to cheaply remove paints and varnish.

Recipe No. 1

Mix 6 tablespoons sal soda, one cup cold water and 1 cup starch. Add one quart boiling water a little at a time, stirring constantly. Apply with a brush, leave on a few minutes and wash off with warm water. Repeat if necessary.

Recipe No. 2

Mix one cup ammonia, one cup vinegar, 1 cup sal soda and one quart warm water. Allow to soak for a while, then remove with a scraper or stiff brush and warm water.

Recipe No. 3

Mix one can of Lewis Lye into 1 quart water in porcelain pan or crockery. Dissolve 4 heaping tablespoons cornstarch in 2 quarts of water. Pour lye mixture into cornstarch solution very slowly. Apply with rubber gloves.

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