Removing Liner Paper from Wood Furniture?

Removing Liner Paper from Wood Furniture?

Colleen Quinn
Feb 24, 2010

Q: I found this Norman Bel Geddes desk at a flea market recently. It appears to be in good shape, with one exception: it has been meticulously covered with liner paper! I've begun peeling it off with my fingernails, but I was hoping to find a better solution to help remove the paper, and to preserve the existing finish as much as possible.

Sent by Michael

Editor: Michael- wow that looks like quite a project. Have you tried heating the paper with a hairdryer to see if that loosens the glue a little to make it easier to lift? You might also try something like Goo Gone though that might be more helpful for dealing with the adhesive residue once the paper itself has been removed. We're opening this up to our readers in the hopes someone has completed a similar project in the past.

Readers, do you have any additional recommendations for Michael?

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