We are trying to restore some old pine doors in our house. We used a heat gun
to scrape most of the old gloss paint off which worked fine.
But now we're left with a grey-green residue which in parts appears to have
soaked into the grain.
We have sanded the door with various grades of sandpaper and also tried a
chemical paint stripper - but to no avail!
Does anyone have any ideas about what we could do next?
I did try some white spirit on one corner with some wire wool, but that didn't
seem too good. Then I tried a little methylated spirits, this seemed to work
better, and might be the answer we're looking for, but I'm concerned about the
damage it might do to the wood.
Any help would be gratefully received!