I read the following in a howto on refinishing furniture: "Again, keep
the surfaces moist while you are working, to avoid drying out the wood"
when talking about using semi-paste and liquid strippers. When they say
"moist", do they mean "moist with the stripper" or just dampening the
surface with a wet rag or something?
Also, I don't quite understand the need to remove *all*
of old finish.
If there's a sanding step there anyway, and sanding is bound to take of
a little bit of wood, but not let it take of the 5% of the old finish