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Dean Camenares is a pioneer and recognized authority on interior architectural wood stripping, refinishing and general restoration. These are technical articles he has written, addressed to professionals in the field:


PLANNING FOR SUCCESS FOR THE ARCHITECTURAL WOOD FINISH STRIPPING AND RESTORATION PROJECT
Architectural restorations are driven by a vision of the interior woodwork's potential, says Dean Camenares, but they also require a well-conceived plan, the necessary resources and the right skills to carry the project off. In his continuing exploration of this refinishing specialty, this veteran refinisher now takes us through the site preparation and stripping phases.
First appeared in PROFESSIONAL REFINISHING MAGAZINE, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1998

HOW TO STRIP PAINT FROM ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORK ON-SITE
Once you have set up operations on-site for an interior wood restoration project, it's time to begin stripping away layers of paint and old finish to reveal the wood's true beauty. In this article, Dean Camenares continues his exploration of the fundamentals of the architectural restorer's craft, offering a step-by-step look at the materials, techniques and challenges involved in getting rid of the old while setting up for the new.
First appeared in PROFESSIONAL REFINISHING MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 1999

LIST OF ARCHITECTURAL PAINT STRIPPING HAND TOOLS
Along with the usual range of dental tools, sanding sticks, awls, sanding cords, screwdrivers, putty knives, toothpicks and paper clips are some tools that should be part of the on-site stripper's armory
First appeared in PROFESSIONAL REFINISHING MAGAZINE, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1998

TYPES OF PAINT REMOVAL CHEMICALS USED FOR PAINTSTRIPPING - PROS AND CONS
I make no bones about the fact that I prefer to use an n-methyl pyrollidone (NMP) type product for stripping architectural woodwork. Let's assume that you, for whatever reason, have decided to use a different remover for your project.
First appeared in PROFESSIONAL REFINISHING MAGAZINE, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1998



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