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I would like to repaint all the elements of a kitchen. These are rustic dark oak furniture and I would like to repaint them in white ceruse style. Is it necessary to strip or is there another, simpler way? How should I go about it? Thank you very much for your valuable clarification.

This kind of furniture must be decried (if it has been waxed...) and stripped (with a stripping gel or a heat stripper) if it has been varnished. Then lightly sand the wood (abrasive grain 120) and dig the veining with a soft wire brush to bring out. Refer to the SHEET dedicated to this topic on the site.

There are professional methods of stripping by dipping done in cabinet makers or painters. Ask the professionals in your area if this solution interests you, but this kind of technique involves the removal of elements of the kitchen.

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