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Default stripping front door advice

Mikepier wrote:

Greetings. I would like to refinish my 6 panel oak front door. It
currently is stained and has polyurethane or varnish on top that has
faded. What would be the best way to strip it, chemicals or heat gun?

I would use chemical stripper. It makes pretty quick work of old
varnish and stain. Multiple coats
of old paint are another story. If the door has had exposure to strong
sun, the wood may be more
damaged - it takes on almost a burnt feel, although not blackened. I
would not use a clear finish on
wood that gets strong sun. If part of the door is badly damaged, it
probably will not take stain