As you can see...there has been progress!!!!!!!!
I started with drawer #9 since it had the most damage. I used Watco Paint and Poly Remover to strip it and then, after wiping off the stripping residue, I used .0000 steel wool to wipe it down with mineral spirits.
Next, I hand sanded it with 150 and then 220 sandpaper. This is as good as it gets for now. I'm going to sand it using my electric hand sander and 220 sandpaper when I sand the rest of it down tomorrow. That should make even more of a difference.
The entire piece has been stripped.
Katy's name is almost gone even before sanding the top as is Michael's name.
On the bottom, it didn't strip as well as it should have and I'm certain it is because I had it vertical when applying the remover. I'll go over the bottom again with it horizontal the next time I work on it.
Know what I hate doing? Stripping a piece of furniture. It's just a messy mess that messes with my delicate sensibilities as it relates to messy messes. UGH!
After that? Sanding with 150 and then 220 grit sandpaper.
Remember...this is my goal:
Must have patience grasshopper.
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