If you have a hardwood floor and have not used a paint stripper before then you need to think seriously about trying one. I am not sure why I am writing this article but I thought it was worth a try. So, if you want the best stripper for your floor then read on.
I was asked by a friend if I would recommend the best stripper for floors and I replied with “Yes.” It is very important to use a good quality stripper and a good paint stripper as they are the key to the whole process. I would recommend the best paint stripper for latex, wood, cement and concrete in a detailed guide that will show you exactly what to do.
First of all, let’s talk about paint. Paint stripper manufacturers are trying their best to convince you that their product is the best so do a bit of research and find out which brands have had good reviews. They can be hard to distinguish between different brands so you might want to find someone who knows about this stuff to tell you which brands you should avoid. There are plenty of review sites online that will tell you which ones to avoid.
After you’ve chosen a paint stripper for you, it will take some time to prepare the surface to be worked on. You’ll need a good quality floor brush and a sponge for cleaning. You will also need some paint thinner and a cloth or soft cloth for wiping off any excess paint. Don’t forget the stripper!
The quickest and easiest way to prepare the surface is with a wet sandpaper. Start from the outside of the panel and work your way inwards towards the middle of the panel. Make sure you don’t start at the bottom and finish up at the top. You might end up smearing paint and damaging the paint job.
Dry the surface well by using a rag. Use an old towel or a paper towel if you prefer. Use your best judgment. Be careful not to rub too hard as you might cause cracking. When you’re finished with the surface it is time to apply the stripper.
Apply a thin coat over the area you are working on. Then let it dry overnight and sand the area before putting on the next coat. This method will make the finish last longer and prevent the finish from caking together.
Finally, once the coat is dry it is time to put finishing touches to your project. If you are using an adhesive then you will probably need to apply a clear coat to stop the stripper from bleeding and ruining your floor. Use a sealant to give your floor a polished look.
If you are using spray on adhesive, make sure you follow the instructions carefully to avoid damaging your floor. You can use a brush or sponge to do the final finishing touches. Once you’re happy with the finish and you’re sure you’ve used the right product, it’s time to get that beautiful new floor.
It’s very easy to be tempted by cheaper strippers but if you are serious about your painting you can go the DIY route. There are plenty of options to choose from so you shouldn’t have trouble finding one.
Choosing the right kind of stripper depends on how much detail you want. It also depends on whether you’re using the tool to repair or redo the floor. If you are doing the latter then you might consider using something that can also be used for wallpaper.
Don’t get discouraged if you don’t know anything about how to use a paint stripper. There are lots of websites out there that offer free information on this topic and plenty of books to help you learn the process.