With the woodwork fixed in place, stripping the paint from the window casings and doorways had to be done inside.
The job gets a lot easier, with wood and trim work that is not attached. My preferred way is to strip these pieces outside on saw horses. Holding the Silent Paint Remover in the same position makes the heating more predictable, and having a horizontal work surface at a convenient height helps with endurance.
Of course, the challenge with working outside is that the neighborhood kids stop by to see what I’m doing, which usually results in me playing in the yard with them and the dog.
I was able to strip the paint off these five windowsills in just a few hours. The messier pieces will require one coat of SOY Gel to remove that last residue and get a nice finish.
I look forward to reinstall these original gorgeous pieces.