& HAND CARVING
& PAINT FINISHING
|The Removal Phase|
Careful use of heat gun, chemical, and solvent strippers enable us to remove 98% of the material. Any abrasive action that is required is accomplished with the use of steel wool and small, dental-like bristle brushes which don't damage the wood. The residual material and color disfigurations that remain in the grain and in tight corners or crevices are then carefully removed, by hand, with the aid of precision scrapers and knowledge-based applications of appropriate solvents.
To the right is a sample of wood after it's been stripped. This wood was previously varnished, then primed and painted with at least 4 coats of paint (see photo on left). We work hard to remove the paint not only from the surface of the wood, but also from the cracks between pieces of joined trim.
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