New on the market is 3M's wood refinishing system. It includes patented stripping and finishing materials. Safest Stripper brand Paint and Varnish Remover is manufactured in a semi-paste form to adhere evenly to vertical surfaces. It doesn't bubble, emit harmful fumes and unpleasant odors, and contain the dangerous chemical methylene chloride. Water can be used to clean hands and tools.
After stripping, surface preparation and staining the wood, do-it-yourselfers can apply Scotchgard brand Wipe On Poly Finish. Available in both satin and gloss, it provides superior protection against liquids, chemicals and heat.