I have used Circa 1850 to strip a Kodak 2D that was painted white. Because the mahogany grain is not closed a lot of the white paint got into the grain. Circa 1850 with a tooth brsh worked well. I use an aluminum cookie sheet or oven pan when I use Circa because it will remove the finish in anything that it gets on. With the aluminum sheet it make the cleanup afterward a snap.
Gord