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Paint Stripper Recommendations

Post by AlwaysLearning » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:09 pm

I'm stripping back the paint on a door frame and it's going slowly. I've been using Paint Panther (from Foolstation) and it's working in places. Other's it's hardly making a dent. The hardest areas seem to be the ones that have been baked in a hot porch.

Does anyone have any go to products they swear by?
It always takes longer than I thought
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Re: Paint Stripper Recommendations

Post by wine~o » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:27 pm

Peel away works better than most. https://www.peelaway.co.uk/

Depends on the original paint/s used as to which to use.
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Re: Paint Stripper Recommendations

Post by OchAye » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:29 pm

Hot air gun (oil based paints back then) + sanding is how I stripped my house ... but you need to know the surface on which the hot paint falls will not get damaged.
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Re: Paint Stripper Recommendations

Post by Desmondo15 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:40 am

Check your insurance too :thumbright:
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Re: Paint Stripper Recommendations

Post by AlwaysLearning » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:39 am

OchAye wrote:Hot air gun (oil based paints back then) + sanding is how I stripped my house ... but you need to know the surface on which the hot paint falls will not get damaged.
I had my fill of hot air gun stripping back in the 80s and swore never again :lol:
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Re: Paint Stripper Recommendations

Post by OchAye » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:39 pm

Desmondo15 wrote:Check your insurance too :thumbright:
Hot air made it much easier painting skirting boards as the carpet had less pile when I finished stripping :huray:
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Re: Paint Stripper Recommendations

Post by AlwaysLearning » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:55 pm

After using more panther I found the woodwork actually has some nice profiling to it that has disappeared under the layers. To save gashing it with a scraper, I've ordered a tub of Peel Away to play with.
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