removing paint from 100year old wood

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Forum topic by LittleJoe01 posted 10-17-2010 05:45 PM 954 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2010 05:45 PM

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i have a project were the paint is 100 years old . Is there any good way to remove it ? Or should I try to get a smooth finish and re cover it with a fresh coat of paint ? Other people have painted over it and it has cracked and it looks like two different paint types are fighting each other

-- Joe

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#1 posted 10-17-2010 06:02 PM

If it’s 100 years old first of all I would try to scrape it off, because sanding that paint with out the proper safety equiment could but your health in danger of getting lead posion.
I would be careful ,and good luck.

Thanks, Michael Frey


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#2 posted 10-17-2010 06:25 PM

thicknesser job Maybe I stick such stuff if suitable through my thicknesser takes off a tiny amount and does a good job.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 10-17-2010 11:23 PM

I use SOY Gel

with appropriate toxic substance handling and disposal of the old finish.

-- 温故知新

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#4 posted 10-20-2010 09:48 PM

You can also try a heat gun or heat plate to soften the paint so that it can be scraped off – no lead dust that way.

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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