How do I strip my front door with sidelights and transoms?

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Shari asked 2 years ago

My front door is stained dark and sealed with a clear coat of some kind. It has leaded glass side lights and transom, as well as, painted wood trim casing. I want to strip all the stained and clear coated wood and paint it all. My door is set in brick. I don’t want to damage the brick with stripper… What product would I use to strip stain and the clear coat?

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crowderpainting Staff answered 5 years ago

Two choices;

1- Use a strong paint stripper to remove the clear coat. Then sand smooth and prime.

2- If the clear coat is in generally good condition this choice is better. Sand off and smooth any loose finish and remove any heavy areas. Prime with a good oil primer then paint.

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