i recently moved in a new appartment. The doors/windows in this appartment
all have wooden mouldings around them. The previous tenants did the bvig
mistake of painting over the wooden mouldings with what i believe is
oil-based paint. The paint is getting old, and after chipping some of it off
with my fingernail, i noticed there were 2 distinct paints jobs done on the
mouldings, so i'd guess probably around 6 coats of paints.
anyway, i was thinking of getting gel solvent to spread on the moulding and
remove the paint, and sand the mouldings before staining/varnishing them.
the mouldings have ornamental longitudinal grooves made them, and i was
wondering how work in these areas. I know i can use a copper brush to remove
the dissolved paint from the grooves, but still have no clue on how to sand
efficiently between the grooves (except for sanding manually with sandpaper,
which is out of the question if i don't want to spend all year to sand my
mouldings). any tools you recommend? i saw some sort of sponge-like sanding
block at the hardware store, but i don't know if they'll do the job properly
cause they look too soft and not coarse enough. have any of you guys used
some of these?