Removing paint – it sounds easy
From time to time I make a decision to remove paint or previous coating to the bare substrate – the main factor for that exercise is unsolid or unstable coating. I mean any decorating action could loosen this coating or contaminate after work is finished. It is not an easy decision but to avoid more problems during the decorating process it is the best decision to make. I am a big fan of mechanical removal by scraping and dustless sanding.
Scraping by extremely sharp scraper could remove most of loosen coating and sanding. Another system to remove paint is heat gun.– or my favorite infrared paint stripper “Speedheater Cobra
– designed by a Swedish historic restoration specialist
– a fantastic tool that does not burn wood, it is accurate to work around glass elements and it does phenomenal work.
One of the best tools that I invested and every time when is in action it never fails. Gloves and dust masks are a must with a good scraper blade.
The next type of removing paint that is a little more time consuming requires health and safety measures in places. The area needs to be fully protected if the paint stripper application is carried out. We have many strippers that are very effective such as chemical reaction products that could remove paint between one hour to 24 hours after application. All of those require cleaning and sanding afterward to avoid contamination of newly applied paint. It needs to be taken with extreme care and that the procedure process done by each individual product is fully respected and followed. As mentioned above dust masks and gloves are essential – sometimes even a fan or ventilator needs to be installed to avoid fumes circulating around.—
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