I just finished stripping the top of my desk. I started with the little drawer in front. The bottom of the desk is black and the top was a light golden color. After taking the paint off the drawer I decided to leave the black part of the desk black. The black paint came off well but the wood is stained. I figure I liked it well enough two tone so I will just repaint over the black. The top of the desk stripped so much better than the chair I did. It got humid out so I cleaned the desk mess up and brought it inside. Think I will put a coat of stain on it (the drawer also) and call it a day for that project.