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Megan Meany, television host and trend reporter, is a secondhand hobbyist and home decorator. She spends her days scouring flea markets, antique shops and local classifieds for furniture she can rehab. She doesn’t have to tell you that a fresh coat of paint can make all the difference. But before you whip out your paint brushes, it’s important to get rid of the existing layers of paint. We got a lesson on paint stripping from Megan. Catch more of Megan on her Youtube channel MeganMeanyLifestyle, on her blog Megan’s Must Haves and get one of her refurbished pieces for sale on her Krrb corner.
Keep in mind that if you’re stripping an item that was painted before 1960, it has the potential of being lead paint. So pick up a lead testing kit from the hardware store and follow all precautions.
- Sandpaper in various grains
- Lead Testing Kit
- Electric Sander
- Chemical Paint Remover
- Paint Brush
- Nonreactive Metal Pan