So as some of you might know my family moved last year. This move included much reno including but not limited to ripping out and replacing the kitchen, tub surround, and vanity. We also replaced the furnace had the house rewired blew in more insulation and have ordered windows. Pretty much everything you can do without ripping down walls. Then there was the endless painting. In our house I am the painter, not because I love doing it but because I am good at it. But I will let you in on a little secret, I dont like painting. Especially after 3 weeks of it. I was done done done with it and then we planed the doors down. You see if you went into one of the bedrooms and closed the door you could not get out again as it would get so stuck. So my mom came over with her electric planer got to work and the paint went flying. Thick layers of paint were coming off the door with nothing but a putty knife to remove it on the frame part. The recessed panel was fine on some but the rest had to go. By now the carpet is in so I am left to take each door off its hinges peel of the paint, sand, prime with oil and paint. The problem? Years ago someone obviously painted laytex over oil and did not prime it properly. So their laziness has lead to my headache. If you should encounter this here is a photographic play by play of how I fixed my doors!
Paint removal. I used in my arsenal a putty knife for most areas, a paint scraper and heat gun for tougher spots and a utility knife.
Also at the end I cleaned off all the brass items using a wicked slow cooker idea I saw at The Family Handyman. They warned this method can stain your cooker. So I went to my local charity thrift shop and bought the cheapest oldest crock pot that was there. I spent a whopping $7 on it. So worth it if you have an old house that needs lots of work and clean up. Someone had painted over the hinges in multi coats.
The only aid to the process was a dish scrubber.