I took the recommendation of " firstname.lastname@example.org" and used Jasco's
Premium Paint & Epoxy Remover because it claimed to:
1. remove tough and easy coatings including paint, epoxy, urethane,
2. be fast-acting in 5-15 minutes
3. remove "multiple coats with one application".
I used a new paint brush to flow the remover on in a thick coat in one
direction. I waited 15 minutes (until surface was blistered). I
removed the finish with a plastic spatula.
After following the above process FOUR times, almost all of the
original finish remained. Jasco wasted my money and wasted my time.
I then used a DeWalt Heavy-Duty 1/4-Sheet Palm Grip Sander. I started
with 80-grit sandpaper and it removed ALL of the finish very quickly
and cleanly. I then used a 150-grit sandpaper and finished with a
220-grit sandpaper. FANTASTIC RESULTS!!
That's curious. I just reread the thread and the only two poducts he
mentioned were BIX and StripEase.
BTW, there's no reason to start a new thread when we're still talking
about the original question.
So if I recommended that you keep the conversation in the one thread,
you'd read that as why-not-start-a-third-thread? Yep, makes sense to
me. I thought dyslexia was a reading malfunction - never encountered
logic dyslexia before.
On 10 Jun 2006 20:54:41 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Might have been a bitch to sand off if the repeated coats of Jasco didn't soften
the finish first..
In the interest of protecting our rights and fragile asses, the EPA has dumbed
down paint remover to the level of useless, IMHO..
The stuff in "the day" that you used with mask and gloves took off paint,
varnish, old glue and just about anything else.....
I had to refinish a coffee-table and two end-tables.
When the four applications of the Jasco failed to remove the original
finish on the coffee-table, I switched to the sander and it got down to
the bare wood in no time. On the end-tables, I used only the sander
(no Jasco) and it took a little longer to get down to bare wood.
Comparing the time, I guess the Jasco did remove a LITTLE of the finish
on the coffee-table. But using Jasco wasted almost two hours plus the
costs of the can of Jasco, the paintbrush and the plastic spatula.
Nailshooter suggested using a stripper and that's what I did.
It was Jasco's product that produced the results. When a product
claims it will do something -- like remove finishes in one application
(it didn't say that multiple appications might be needed) -- it should
On 11 Jun 2006 09:51:42 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
So now you know for next time- chemical strippers never (and I mean
that in the most literal sense of the word) live up to the claims on
the packages. They might have in the good ol' days, but they sure
don't any more.
If you want to use them, get them on the surface as thick as possible,
keep them moist however you can, and give them 4-5x the amount of time
it suggests on the package to work, then clean it off with a stiff
scraper- a spatula won't do the trick.
I'd put money on the card scraper by itself being the best way to go
on almost any project that has flat surfaces. Chemical strippers
really only shine when you are stripping detailed millwork where a
scraper won't reach into the various nooks and crannies. Even in that
case, it helps to scrape as much as you can first, to allow the
stripper to get under the edges of the paint or finish.
Well, it looks like someone has been usnig my name in vain while I was
working this weekend. Where to start....
You took my advice and used Jasco and it wasted your money and time?
First dummy, I never told you to use the Jasco product. Or anything
like that. I am not familiar with it, so I wouldn't recommend it. I
was SPECIFIC about the brands so you could get your dimwitted self down
to buy the right kind. Was Jasco on sale? Would you claim that a it
would be a similar situation to use oil base paint interchangeably with
latex paint on a project because they are both "paint"?
Since you had nothing to offer other than whining that it didn't work,
how does anyone know what kind of stripper you used? Acid? Solvent?
Worse, I even suggested that you could just sand the whole thing off.
In writing. But, like a 12 year old boy that just found his ding dong,
you were overjoyed you happened on to that solution all by yourself.
How creative of you. How original.
It is pointless of you to ask a question when you ignore a detailed
answer and complain about the results you got. And even more pointless
for someone to respond to you when you don't read or understand the
I just re-read my post to you. I even explained the differences in
finish and how to get a good idea of what they are. Then I explained
the chemical composition of most strippers. I do not believe if you
followed those simple instructions on how to determine finish and
correct stripper you screwed it up so badly.
Well.... wait.... maybe you did.
> Well, it looks like someone has been usnig my name in vain while I was
> working this weekend. Where to start....
> You took my advice and used Jasco and it wasted your money and time?
> First dummy, I never told you to use the Jasco product. Or anything
> like that. I am not familiar with it, so I wouldn't recommend it. I
> was SPECIFIC about the brands so you could get your dimwitted self down
> to buy the right kind. Was Jasco on sale? Would you claim that a it
> would be a similar situation to use oil base paint interchangeably with
> latex paint on a project because they are both "paint"?
<snip the balance of a great rant>
Careful or you might just pop a blood vessel<G>.
AAAANNNNTTTTTT....!!!!!! I already told him that he Was da MAN. Lets not
go over board on praise. After all, he did twist, embellish, and totally
confuse us all with all his flip floppin story.
Is it hot in SA yet? ;~)
Yeah, but it is annoying to spend a little time to detail something out
and then have someone do something different (perfectly acceptable)
then blame you (perfectly unacceptable) when their attempt fails.
'bout the same as where you are I would imagine. It has been around
100, or where I am working inside a warehouse around 106 by their
thermometer. To me it feels closer to about 170, maybe 180 degrees. I
really hate these first few weeks of getting acclimated to the heat.
Mandatory water restrictions should be in place soon (3-5 days) since
once more we are way behind on the rain. Gonna be a long, hot summer.
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