Removing emulsion?


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Old 06-04-16, 12:32 PM
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Removing emulsion?

Hello

I have a 1" x 6' piece of pine that I put two coats of white emulsion on a few hours ago.

I regret that now and wish I had left it in its original pine.

Is it possible to remove the emulsion and restore it to its original pine, or would it be easier just to buy new wood?

Thanks.
 
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What product specifically did you apply?
 
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You might be able to sand and scrub it with denatured alcohol and remove the latex paint.
 
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Yes, easier to buy new wood.
 
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Emulsion is a water-based paint before you apply, say, gloss, or a matt finish.
 
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Thanks - it sounds a bit laborious!
 
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I think you are probably right - thanks for your reply.
 
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Emulsion paints/primers are basically a low grade latex paint. I've worked for a few outfits that used them but it's been a long time. Emulsion paint [not the primer] can be used for the finish coat but won't be very washable.
 
 

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