Hi Everyone, I'm new to the site. I just bought an 1840 greek revival in Michigan. It's my first house and I'm up to my ears in projects! I have one big one that I need some help with. The staircase has been varnished and painted about a million times, but I really want to get all that junk off so that I can stain it. I have tried using 3M "Safest Stripper" and after 6+ hours, it's really not doing the job, I end up scraping so hard that I gouge the wood and I'm still not getting through all the layers. I'm also going to have a lot of detail work to do on the banister and I just don't think this is going to cut it.
Is this is a good product? Or can you recommend something better? Maybe a better technique?
I have very little experience with stripping paint and need all the help I can get!