To sand or not to sand…

When it came to removing the finish on my table, I had two options. I could use paint remover, or I could sand the finish off.

With remover, there would be chemicals to deal with and I have found that when scraping off the remover and paint once it has done it’s work, the wood often covered with a layer of “gunk” which still needs to be sanded off. On the other hand, sanding creates lots of dust and is risky (when using a sander as opposed to sanding by hand), for curves or grooves which can be sanded down if one is not careful.

In the end, I chose to sand the table, making sure to wear a mask and work in a ventilated area.

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