How to Strip Off Old Paint

You know, sometimes the hardest part of a stripping job is getting that residual stripper and old paint out of the details, like the panel here in this old door.  Well, here are three tips that’ll make that go easier.  Tip Number One: use a small bristled brass brush like this to get up inside these crevices and scrub out that leftover stripper.  Now, you want to use a brass bristle brush because the brass bristles are softer and won’t scratch the wood.  Idea Number Two: take a piece of dowel, put it in a pencil sharpener and put a point on it, just like this one, and use that to get into those hard-to-reach spaces and to get out that nasty stuff.  And Tip Number Three: take some kitty litter - that’s right, kitty litter - and sprinkle it on the excess stripper that may’ve been left behind.  It’s very absorbent.  If you just move it around with your hands like this, it’ll pick up all that extra material and then all you have to do is either brush or vacuum it off.  Now, what could be easier than that?