Need some finishing advice:
Background: 18th Century wall paneling of oak (rails) and unknown
center panels with carvings. Installed, millwork and paneling matched
to continue in room and then all painted with oil primer & 2 coats of
Then STRIPPED, and a wood conditioner sealer applied.
I have been hired to match the new wood which is poplar and maple for
the panels to look like the old wood. What would be the best way to
remove the sealer
and bring back the new wood to life for staining? I think the paint
removal process with scrappers and then the sealer on top of that is
not allowing the grain in the maple or poplar to come through the
Today I will be trying Lacquer thinner to remove the sealant.
Any other advice would be greatly appreciated!