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    • beaker141
    • By beaker141 18th Oct 16, 9:52 AM
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    Paint stripper - turned into treacle!
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    • 18th Oct 16, 9:52 AM
    Paint stripper - turned into treacle! 18th Oct 16 at 9:52 AM
    I've used Screwfix Paint & Varnish remover - pretty much as directed on top of some old woodwork that I think is covered in varnish and shellac (sp?).

    My problem, it has pretty much turned into black treacle and sticks like fury to everything - the skirting board, scraper, scrubbing brush, my hands etc.

    I've tried a couple of things to see if it will dissolve a bit - paintbrush cleaner, Petrol (outside on the scraper) but nothing seems to unsticky it !

    Has anyone got any suggestions for what to get the residue off with??


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