Next, you will have to decide if you want to take the paint off or leave the paint on. For some, the look of chipped paint adds interest and character to the boards. If you decide to leave the paint on, use a wire brush to remove the loose paint.
Step 5: Sand
Lightly sand over the piece to smooth out any rough edges. Give your boards a couple coats of shellac for a nice finish.
Step 6: Remove Paint
If you decide you would like to remove the paint there are many ways you can do this. You can use a heat gun or power stripper.