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RedRam302

01:25AM | 12/01/04
Member Since: 11/30/04
2 lifetime posts
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Hi, I have a 2 story house from the 1800s, it has ceder siding. The old paint on the siding is cracked and chipping and maybe lead?.I need to strip paint to repaint. Tried belt sanding but long and grueling task. Is sandblasting an option? I thought about Chemical strippers but it would take soo much and not sure what kind and how it would do on the old 3 layers of old paint. Any suggestions on how to get this project knocked out?

5slb6

02:09AM | 12/01/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
This sounds like a job for peelaway 1 to me. Your local paint store will be able to help you out with this or go to their web site for more info.

trytofixit

09:52AM | 12/01/04
Member Since: 04/04/04
3 lifetime posts
RedRam:

I purchased an 1843 2 story Greek Revival Colonial in need of a paint job. I tried several methods to strip the 5 layers down to the bare wood. The quickest, most effective method was using a Paint Shaver Pro(www.aittool.com) then followed that up with a random orbital sander.

For any intricate detail work, I would also recommend the PeelAway 1 system. However, I don't think it is cost effective to use that for an entire house.

Any method you use will take time. Just remember to be patient and take the proper precautions with lead removal(ground cover, masks, vaccum attachment to Paint Shaver,etc). The results are worth the time spent.

RedRam302

09:50PM | 12/01/04
Member Since: 11/30/04
2 lifetime posts
That's Great... I never knew that tool existed! I watched the video, and it's a heck of a lot quiker than a belt sander. Thank you very much. I think now I can actually look foward to the task at hand :) Thanks again for yalls time

5slb6

03:10AM | 12/04/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
Your house most likely has lead based paint on it and you do not want to sand or remove the the paint by mechnical means. This will stir up lead dust which is very hazardous.

The PEEL AWAY system is used on entire houses all the time and is very effective and does not stir up dust as the paint is in a liquid/paste form once it is removed. The PEEL AWAY 1 system will remove many layers and will reomve 3 coats with ease.

trytofixit

05:43AM | 12/04/04
Member Since: 04/04/04
3 lifetime posts
5slb6:

I am assuming you have used the Peel Away system on an entire 2 story colonial house before. Any idea what the cost for such removal would be? Just curious.

I know the Paint Shaver system is not inexpensive either, however the time saved in such removal was well worth the investment for me. And actually the Paint Shaver in conjunction with a vacuum system is recommended as a lead removal tool.


5slb6

01:13AM | 12/05/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
The Peelaway 1 covers 15 to 20 square feet a gallon and a 5 gallon bucket cost around $100.00. No it may not be the cheapest way to remove paint but it is very safe as there is no dust so there is not the danger of ingesting lead and you can't put a price tag on your health.

instamom2teen

08:45PM | 01/20/06
Member Since: 11/07/02
26 lifetime posts
FYI, the solution I'm likely to go for IF we get the big old house we're hoping to get is a Paint Shaver Pro with sanding attachment, hooked up to a shopvac with HEPA filter, and use the peelaway for the intricate trim. Lots of investment, but lots less labor. More lead risk that all peelaway, but probably equivalent or better cost, and again, LOTS less labor.
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