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varnish stripping and kitty litter

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by frogahern, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. frogahern

    frogahern frogahern

    I did a search and nothing.So here goes. After I do my scraping and brushing I throw a bunch of kitty litter onto the varnish gunk and stripper and then brush again with a stiff brush. Everything will clod up and then you can shop vac it up. Works great and keeps the stripper contained. Mike
  2. davelanthier

    davelanthier Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    I acquired a w/c canoe that had the interior already stripped of varnish. The previous owner had used coarse sawdust to soak up the stripper. What a nightmare. Some of the sawdust had migrated between the planking and ribs. No matter how good my house keeping was it acted just like confetti. Hope the cat litter won't cause you the same problem.
  3. OP

    frogahern frogahern

    Cat litter is water soluble. Woodshavings are not. A good rinsing will get rid of any leftovers. Mike

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