If you’re like me, you have at least a couple paintings lying around somewhere that will never be finished. They started out with a grand and glorious idea, but went astray somewhere. Or maybe you started them over on a different panel, and are left with the old, used panel.

You hate to throw the panels away because you paid good money for them, but there’s no hope for that abandoned painting, and you just aren’t sure it’s safe to paint something new over it.

Is there any hope for those old panels?

How to Scrape Down an Old Painting

There most certainly is, and in this article written for EmptyEasel, I describe the steps I take to remove old paintings from rigid supports. It’s not as difficult as you might think!

So get those half-painted panels out, and dust them off. It’s time to breathe new life into them! Read How to Scrape Down an Old Painting so You Can Re-use the Panel Underneath on EmptyEasel.