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Thread: refinishing sewing machine cabinets

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    I bought a New Home treadle machine last week for $28. The cabinet was painted a light pea green. We are now stripping the paint off. I'm using Citristrip and it's working fine. However, I've run into a problem. After two coats of stripper I still have green. Am I stuck with this? This is my first refinishing project.
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    Wow! It's kind of a pretty green, though. I'll be interested in finding out how to get rid of that color, too.

    How is the Citristrip working on the drawer decorations? I have the same cabinet and it isn't painted but the wood has become extremely dark over the years and I like a lighter colored wood.
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    The problem is that the paint is in the grain of the oak. Try actetone to remove it. If this does not work use a ligiud stripper for this not Citristrip. Citristrip in not strong enough. You can get it at Lowes ot HD. Just read the label this is strong stuff but will remove the paint.

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    Hi Cathy, I haven't gotten to the drawers yet. I wanted to finish the top and we finally figured out this afternoon how to detach the drop-down portions - at least that's what I think they're called. LOL

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    I'm with Glenn - try a better stripper. ZipStrip and the like left on for a few minutes and then agitated with the ends of a bristle brush should pull the remaining paint from the pores of the oak.

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    Thank you. I'll try the acetone in the morning after it warms up a little outside. Then if it doesn't work I'll head up to Ace Hardware or Home Depot for something stronger. I'll let you all know how it goes.

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    The acetone didn't work. I was able to find ZipStrip semi-paste (kind of like a sloppy gel) but it is working wonders. It's even cleaning up the finish the Citristrip left behind. The green is slowly coming off that board. But I'm happy so far.

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    Great! Be sure of your ventilation, though - the fumes act like carbon monoxide (binding very tightly to hemoglobin) so lots of fresh air is important.

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    I'm working outside under a boat cover that's open on three sides with a slight breeze blowing. I put it on the wood and then come inside.

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    Much better. I think I may be able to live with this. I'll do the flip side tomorrow.

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