Stripping Doors: The Ultimate How To Guide

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Stripping doors is a job high on many renovator's list of priorities — whilst anyone renovating a house would now prize authentic period features, such as original fireplaces and timber doors, this hasn’t always been the case.

At some point in the 1950s, the introduction of manmade products in the home, such as plastics like Formica — natural, raw beauty was out and glossy, laminated looks were in. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.