The paint remover is Peel Away. You slather this stuff on the woodwork and then apply some paper that is kind of like trace paper over it. You wait overnight and voila: about half the paint came off the woodwork.
I can't say that I was too impressed. I was so excited when I saw this stuff on an episode of This Old House. I thought it would save me the hours of careful brushing and scraping of the woodwork. Unfortunately, it looks like I have some more work to do. If anyone has any pointers on how to use this stuff, please let me know.
The stuff did eat through 2 or 3 layers of paint in 24 hours but there is still no wood in sight. I am going to let the stuff dry and try another round. We'll see what happens. If I am still unsuccessful, I guess it is back to some other stripper.
Since I had time waiting for this stuff to not work, I took some time rubbing some of the woodwork in the hallway with denatured alcohol. I'll probably have to create another entry for this but the woodwork in our house is a mess. It has been poorly stripped, poorly stained, and poorly oiled. On top of this, the idiots that painted the house when they were getting ready to sell splashed paint everywhere. There is also a considerable amount of dirt and other stuff that needs to get cleaned off. Anyway, it looks like I may have some success cleaning everything with the denatured alcohol alone. After about an hour of rubbing, I cleaned about 2 square feet of woodwork. I am very happy with the results but it looks like there is a lot of work ahead on that front.