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19-05-2019, 15:59   #1
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Having table and chairs dipped

I have a timber table and chairs. They badly need some restoration.

They are originally a blonde/ white timber. Have some old woodworm damage but have been treated.

I'm thinking of having them dipped instead of stripping them myself

Has anyone had it done?
Was it economical?
What were the results
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19-05-2019, 21:26   #2
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Don't do it yourself. Dipping will strip it all and what little might be left in crevices will loosen and be picked out easily. Diy is a heartbreak

You need a good dipper though. Damage can be done of its not done right. I occasionally use the dipper of Dun Laoghaire and he does the job right.

You'll need to let the items dry out properly before recoating. Once dry, they'll need a light sand to remove the surface bloom that is left after dipping
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Wood worm.



Bin them. Unless they are really sentimental get rid.
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Wood worm.



Bin them. Unless they are really sentimental get rid.
A second advantage of dipping. Eradicated woodworm.
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I don't think I have the patience to do it myself
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The woodworm is long gone. There is nothing wrong with them at all

Is the dipping expensive
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The chairs may need rebuilding after stripping. If the chairs are old then the stripping can also remove all the glue from the joints.
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A second advantage of dipping. Eradicated woodworm.
Had a table that was dipped before.


Result fell to bits and still had wood worm.

It's not fool proof.

As I said I'd chuck it unless it's sentimental, think about the rest of your house first.
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Just spoke to company and they won't do them anyway. Looks like I have to do it myself
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I don't think I have the patience to do it myself
There's a paint stripper I used that kind of a gel based product rather than standard liquid. It formed a kind of skin and was pretty effective.

It would take time but quickened if you score the paint (but not into the wood) with a sharp stanley knife. It will help the chemical penetrate

Read amazon reviews and find something with plenty of ratings in the 4 or 5 stars.
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There's a paint stripper I used that kind of a gel based product rather than standard liquid. It formed a kind of skin and was pretty effective.

It would take time but quickened if you score the paint (but not into the wood) with a sharp stanley knife. It will help the chemical penetrate

Read amazon reviews and find something with plenty of ratings in the 4 or 5 stars.
Thanks i will do
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