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11:06AM | 11/12/04
Member Since: 11/11/04
1 lifetime posts
I want to re-paint a window frame.

Some of the paint is old and cracked and easily scraped but some is hard. Should I try scraping or should I try using a paint striper?

If strip, is citristrip ok to use?

If strip, how long after stripping can I paint?

What is some of the paint just won't come off?

The instructions on the Citristrip package seem simple; it really that simple?

Thank you, Peter


03:09AM | 11/13/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
On an old window the best way is to remove all the old paint and start over as once it starts peeling it will keep on and take all of your paint with it.

The citristrip is fine but is a little slower than the methylene chloride types but is more envirementally friendly. It will take some time but it is not hard to do and once the paint is removed and the surface is clean you can paint right away.

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