Yes, that is what I was thinking of doing. I still want to strip, but I've found that meth is actually highly harmful and toxic, so I want to switch to a different substance, but the question is, what? Hehe. I'm stripping furniture and was going to use a chemical stripper containing methylene chloride, which I've since learned is a highly toxic and carcinogenic chemical, and I don't want to support that nastiness, or have it in my house. SO, there is this other stripper I could buy which is labeled "Environmentally Friendly" and it contains something called BENZYL/NMP. Well, what is BENZYL/NMP? Good question. Turns out that NMP is That's what they call environmentally friendly?!? I don't know what happens when you stick a benzyl in front of the NMP, but it doesn't sound good. So I'm still sitting here, wanting to strip and wondering if the best way to do it is with a sander. Has anyone ever stripped or refinished furniture, and is there something you can use which does not require a degree in chemistry and a death wish? And as a general overarching thought, doesn't it seem like a big problem that getting reliable information about safe products is not easy at all? Does anyone else try to use "green" household products? "Green" (i.e. low VOC paints? Homemade cleaners?) Thoughts & experiences? What is a VOC anyway? If you have any ideas to contribute to green chemistry, green cleaning, or stripping, please do!