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Removing Lead Paint From Exterior Surfaces
Project: Elmwood Neighborhood, Episode 8, Part 2
The construction team begins by applying the Georgia Pacific roofing shingles, while Bob talks to Homer Earle (from the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau) and Johannes Boonstra (from Sikkens). They discuss sidewall shingles, as carpenter Bob Ryley works at installing them.
On the porch, the columns are being stripped, and work on the landscape and hardscape gets underway. Bob takes a tour of the Architectural Brass shop, where the new door fixtures are being fabricated.
- Part 1: House Seven: Shingle-Style Renovation
- Part 2: Removing Lead Paint From Exterior Surfaces
- The lead paint is removed from the columns in one application with an alkaline paste-caustic soda product called Piranha. This paint takes 24 hours to loosen, then it peels off with an ordinary scraper.
When working with lead paint, one must use protective gloves and clothing. The product is corrosive and must be disposed of carefully. Any remains or residue can be washed down with a hose.
- Part 3: Discussing Cedar Shingle Siding
- Part 4: Replicating Brass Door Hardware
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