Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dental Tools

Jeff and Sharon hired Jimmy Cookman yesterday for an hour of paint stripping teaching. We were just struggling with the details. He finally showed us we would have to buy dental tools to get into the corners and crevices on the paint stripping project. While the full-size tools did pretty well on the front of the woodwork, they were just too big to get into the corners. So, yesterday we took the afternoon to go shopping and buy some tools better-suited to this task.

In the master bedroom, we had eight crown moulding corners that looked about like this.
And this is how they look after about 30 to 40 minutes of using the chemical stripper and digging out paint with the tiny tools. Seriously not fun, but hopefully worth it in the long-run. Unfortunately, holding the slim tool handles too quickly fatigues our hands and we really can only manage one side of a crown moulding at a time..
This is how we're spending our weekend. This, and sanding flat portions of woodwork with a palm sander, and the curved portions by hand with a sanding sponge. We'd really like to finish this project soon.

1 comment:

  1. Wow - it's so nice to see people who are taking the time to restore original woodwork! Looks great.