Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Okay, I admit it: I was wrong

After being angry and frustrated last night regarding the issues with my Peel Away debacle, I spent some time on the Internet seeing that I seemed to be the only person in the universe with this problem. This led me to believe that the rest of the universe was probably right and I was most likely wrong. I reapplied the goo triple thick this time and used some plastic wrap. It all came off like a dream today when I got home. So, yes, user error. There are a few spots that I need to yet redo (including the bottom newel post that I did yesterday improperly) but I am happy with progress thus far. I was unhappy to see that I got some on the spindles but I know I'll need to repaint these anyway once the floors are done. All in all, then, Peel Away - hooray!


sarah said...

Phew! Sometimes if it's on too long, it does stick like that. I often find that I need less time than the stripper says if you're stripping old varnish/paint - they didn't have all the high-tech, toxic, plastic-based solvents we now have, so a lot of the old finishes were really alcohol based - and not as stubborn (though gross when mixed with stripper goo). Glad it worked OK. Citristrip might have taken more of the color off - but it's definitely more likely to be drippy (as is the method Joe described). At any rate, it looks AWESOME and there's no easy way to strip something besides hiring someone or taking it apart & getting it dipped (both = $).

Ginger said...

Wanna come over and do ours next??