Make sure your refinishing project is safe and more enjoyable by
preparing yourself and your work area before you get started. Make
sure the project area is well ventilated. Protect the entire area
from drips and any errant flicks of chemicals with heavy plastic.
Make sure you are wearing protective goggles, chemical resistant
gloves and old clothes/shoes. Most importantly, have fun!
Cleaning up during a refinishing job is not fun, but the process
can be easier if you have all the items you need. Be sure to have
lots of newspaper and/or flattened cardboard boxes on hand . Place
newspaper under the project and at least 1 1/2 ft. around it. Under
legs or spindles, use paper plates or disposable pie tins to pick
up any dripping. Cardboard comes in handy for cleaning softened
paint or finish off of your scraper. When you're finished, place
the paper and cardboard outside and let chemicals evarporate. For
proper disposal, call your local sanitation department and ask for
When using Formby's®
Paint & Poly Remover, remember to to use a disposable brush.
Apply remover with the brush for a single thick coat. DO NOT re-apply
or try to move the remover around. Allow plenty of time to elapse before removing with a plastic scraper. And you will find
To get hard to reach places on legs and scrollwork, place clear
plastic wrap over Formby's®
Paint & Poly Remover or Furniture
Refinisher and let it sit for 30 minutes. Use a brass brush
to clean out hard to reach places..