See the Strip­per that gets it off, Ev­ery Time!

The Wellingtonian - - Out & About - By Dave Hare,

“I was sick of how dif cult it was to use the cur­rent strip­pers, and knew sand­ing was a com­plete waste of time,” Si­mon says. “Why sand when the per­son who made the item, sanded it in the rst place? I was de­ter­mined to make a prod­uct that was easy to use and made sand­ing ob­so­lete.” Si­mon is Kiwi-born and bred and as a dairy farmer’s son he was taught at a young age to work things out, rather than to ac­cept things as they are. At high school he de­vel­oped a pas­sion for work­ing with wood and his love of ne fur­ni­ture be­gan. Once Si­mon de­vel­oped his own strip­per, the word got out and to­day, over 30 years later, Si­mon’s prod­ucts and meth­ods are now known as Cooper’s Strip Club; a Si­mon Cooper from the Cooper’s strip club

com­plete DIY restora­tion sys­tem, fam­ily owned and op­er­ated, avail­able Coop­ers was started by Si­mon Cooper in the early through­out New Zealand and Aus­tralia. 80’s. Si­mon says Cooper’s is dif­fer­ent to con­ven­tional At that time, Si­mon was a cabi­net maker with a strip­pers in so many ways. The main ones be­ing bou­tique shop in­welling­ton mak­ing and restor­ing that it will strip any nish from any sur­face, ne fur­ni­ture. with­out the need for sand­ing. Dis­il­lu­sioned with the stan­dard of cur­rent paint “I am very proud of it and the re­sults it has strip­pers and with a air for chem­istry, Si­mon set achieved,” he says. about mak­ing a strip­per that was easy to use and With Cooper’s hav­ing been used on well over ac­tu­ally worked. 100,000 homes, Si­mon says any­one can eas­ily strip I asked him what on earth pos­sessed him to try and any­thing cov­ered in paint or var­nish, whether the change the norm. nish is in­te­rior or ex­te­rior. Coop­ers is reg­u­larly

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