Daughter No. 3 has a late 60’s/early 70’s property and whoever built it put a superb piece of real English Oak Mule post & banister in … really beautiful piece you rarely see.
She wanted to strip it & oil/Osmo it. I give her the step 1 - 6 of what to do (learnt from team TP members) and stand back.
Nightmare. What looked like polyurethane varnish simply refuses to budge.
They made a mistake and bought a gel stripper from Screwfix. It sat and did zero. They cleaned it off. They applied Nitromorse and tried the wire brush … a very minor improvement but not what you would expect.
Question - is there anything stronger than Nitromorse that we can escalate to?
We don’t actually use nitromorse, we have been using this stuff linked below off ebay very successfully for the last 7+ years … I think same formula but much lower per liter price …
The wife went up (a veteran of many hundred’s of square meters of oak stripping) and she said it was really odd. Some came off in patches, most just laughed at her. I’m wandering if it was some sort epoxy resin seal? Only thing I can thing of.
The Oak is too good to sand down and the profile I think would mean it would end up a dog’s diner.
I’m hoping someone on TP has an escalation plan!!! A stronger stripper? Different approach? First time to see anything like this. That said I have not seen it first hand but if there’s one area the wife knows about it’s stripping … queue for gag!
Help would be really gratefully received.