We just bought a house and are preparing to have it repainted. While
deciding on color, etc, we realized that the house would look spectacular if
the wooden garage doors were natural and not painted at all.
The color and texture of the wood on the back of the doors is really nice.
However, the front of the doors has about 4 coats of paint on them and are
also much more porous with separations in the grain.
A friend mentioned to me that it would be near impossible to remove all of
the paint from within those crevices and that he didn't think I could get
the doors down to bare wood unless I removed the boards and actually used a
lathe to take a layer of wood off.
I am curious as to what thoughts are regarding steps to remove the paint
entirely from the doors. Should I belt sand them and then apply stripper?
OR should I try to strip them first and go from there?
Thank you in advance for your assistance.