Then pour on the stripper. It's kind of a school-glue constancy, so I spread it around with my brush (the brush is not worth keeping once you're done with the project, though I plan to keep it until I finish all the stripping).
This is what it looks like after only a minute or less! But trust me, just let it sit!
I took to scraping a little less than 10 minutes in. Learn from my mistake and let it sit! I had to do a couple takes with the stripper to get it all off. Just scrape across the surface (carefully, you don't know what is under all the paint!) and scoop the gunk into a trash bag (I used a double-layer plastic, grocery sack) I also used a rag on the last layer to get as much paint and stripper off as possible.
There were THREE kinds of paint. White, creamy-tan, and a rose color, well and the original stain.
After one run of stripper.
Second run of stripper.
After a final wipe down with stripper
Lesson learned: Let it sit! Patience is worth it!
Grandma's Washstand Part 1
Grandma's Washstand Part 2