When the paint is peeling on a house, many homeowners opt for covering it with vinyl siding. But if you've got an old house with a great exterior, such as real clapboardyou may not want to hide its beauty. Then exterior paint stripping is your only option.
Being in the business of restoring old houses, I do a lot of paint stripping. And much of that paint is lead paint so I have to be extra careful to make sure we keep our dust under control. Here are the best paint stripping tools I have used over the years.
Advice on when and how to use a Heat Gun to strip paint and varnish safely. Understand when a heat gun can be most effective at getting paint, varnish and adhesives stripped quickly and easily. Also find out how a heat gun works and also what different nozzles are available and what each nozzle should be used for.
What stands between an old house and new paint? Ten tenacious coats of the old stuff. But you can get it off. To penetrate and remove the 10 layers of paint on the siding and trim at the Winchester project, painting contractor Jim Clark shown here and his crew used a newly developed, non-caustic stripper that breaks the bond between paint and wood.
Peeling, loose, and unstable paint will never provide a solid base for your next paint layers. Can you paint without scraping paint beforehand? But while you may have an initial sense of relief at seeing peeling paint covered by new paint, it won't be long before the lower level bubbles up and compromises your entire work.
Homeowners have long been searching for that one, perfect tool that will help remove exterior paint. Unfortunately, no single tool exists that will do it all. To sufficiently remove exterior paint in preparation for a new coat, you need to rely on an array of tools.
Hold up! Before you get to play with your paint sprayer, you have to strip off whatever paint someone put there before. The good old hand scraper is your first and most important tool for removing paint.
When painting surfaces, be it furniture, your house, or your automobile, you have to prepare appropriately. Proper preparation is essential as the result depends on the surface underneath. Before you consider repainting though check if you can restore the coating by sanding and scrapping the weak areas and then painting over. Chipping may start a few years or months later, and here we recommend you start on a clean slate.
So if you want to give your room a facelift by changing the wall colors, you can do so. The plaster walls need to be clean and stable so you have to remove the old paint first. Removing old paint can be a tough task since paint is designed to stick to the surface.