I'm using paint stripper for several projects. For one project I'm
stripping a window sill that is flaking badly. The rest of the window
trim is fine and I don't need to strip it. Does anyone have a
technique to strip up to an edge using paint stripper? I'm guessing
that painter's tape isn't going to work, because the paint stripper
will just eat right through it.
I would go close to the edge, protecting the upright wood with tape, and
clean up the remainder
of the sill by sanding. I have done lots of paint removal, and don't
know anything other than
metal or glass that won't let it seep in or through. Before stripping,
I would cut a line at the joint between
the sill and upright with a sharp utility knife - if you then try gently
scraping the ends of the sill
up to the scribed line, the paint at the end might chip away without
affecting the upright.
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