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Hand Stripping Basics

Hand stripping is more than a technique: it’s an art. An art with lots of variables! Not only is there a wide range of tools to select from – there are a lot of different coat scenarios! Michell is a master at the craft. In this lesson, she breaks down the hand stripping tools for you. She discusses the difference between raking a coat out, carding, and stripping. She walks you through the basic tools you would need for each task. Next, Michell gives you an elementary description between the differences of ‘rolling a coat’ and ‘staging a coat.’ She shares a few helpful resources for finding great products online and even suggests a few dispensable items to try on your next hand stripping project.


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