Removing Decoupage From Table?


I recently bought a wooden farm type kitchen table. The previous owner started a decoupage project on the base and quit 1/2 way through. Is there a simple way to remove this? Susan O


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December 8, 20040 found this helpful

The only way I know how is to sand it. Not very easy I know!

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December 10, 20040 found this helpful

Yup, I'd probably sand it down and re-finish it. Not knowing the compound with which it was begun, I can't suggest a solvent I would trust. One has to be careful with that stuff; sometimes it creates more problems than it solves.


Also I'd check around with my friends and see if any of them could loan me a belt sander. If one could, I'd buy him a few spare belts.

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By mamaof2 (Guest Post)
June 11, 20050 found this helpful

I have decoupaged picturebook pages on our old nursery walls. I need that to come off. Do I just have to sand that off the walls as well? Is there a remover that is gentle to the system?



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February 7, 20060 found this helpful

Does anyone know what will remove regular hodpodge from plastic or metal?

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By K.Locklin (Guest Post)
January 3, 20090 found this helpful

I just removed a decoupaged map that I had put on my son's closet door in his nursery (he's 1 and keeps ripping it off himself and eating it! So it had to come down!) It's best to use Wallpaper remover. It comes in a spray bottle and you can get it at any hardware store.


Spray it on, let it sit 2-10 minutes, and take a putty knife to it. It scrapes off easily! You do have to use some elbow grease, but its faster than sanding that's for sure!

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February 24, 20170 found this helpful

Just sand it then try coating it with fresh paint and start decoupaging right away!

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December 7, 20180 found this helpful

Soak with wallpaper remover...wait 15 minutes and it should scrap off. Lightly sand and finish as you like

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