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what is the best way to remove a layer of clear varnish from my garage doors. I need to get them ready for winter and would prefer to stain them but it will not paint over the laquer very well. Sand or paint stripper?

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Welcome. Just a friendly suggestion that it would help if you straighten out your terms. Varnishes, stains, paints, and lacquers - not to mention polyurethanes etc - are all very different. – mike Oct 26 '13 at 0:57

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