Don't Strip and Refinish Another Piece of Wood Furniture Until You Watch THIS! - Thrift Diving

I've never considered myself a professional furniture restorer. I just refinish and restore (or paint) furniture for my own home, not for clients. But in this video for Episode #,72 of my podcast, I'm interviewing Gary LeClerc of StripWell, who has 24 years of professional furniture restoration experience! I got to pick his brain to ask about how to properly restore furniture, which products are the safest and work the best, and more tips and tricks about restoring furniture!

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0:00 - Intro
1:14 - How Gary got started with refinishing furniture
3:20 - The harmful effects of furniture strippers
9:39 - How Gary and I actually met. :)
10:52 - What is QCS and why is it safer than traditional strippers?
13:50 - How QCS works differently than traditional strippers.
21:14 - Gary's process for stripping a piece of furniture and how to identify good quality furniture.
30:22 - Does furniture need to be sanded after it's stripped?
34:15 - What other products are great for furniture refinishing?
39:39 - What other tips can Gary share with us?
43:45 - How can people overcome their fear of messing up a delicate piece of furniture they want to gently restore it?
48:00 - How do you find a reputable furniture restoration professional?
50:38 - Have you ever messed up and learned something from that mistake?
56:39 - Where we can buy QCS and where we can follow Gary on social media?
59:17 - How much does QCS cost?
1:09:16 - Closing


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