Strip for Me, Yeah
Made lots of progress yesterday--got the whole main part of the dresser done. I had to scrub a little with a stripping pad (essentially steel wool shaped as a square), but this stuff works really well. All that's left are the drawers and legs.
There were certain areas that needed a second coat (seen on the top right and top center). I found that it was hard to realize at times how thick I was spreading the stripper, and that that tended to especially happen at the edges. Putting a thick coat on is critical--like frosting on a cake. There are still some whitish areas, that I'll probably be able to remove by a light sanding. Here's a view of the stripper once it's had it's chance to work. When it gets all bubbly like that, it's time to scrape.