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reo4ua

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09-26-2017 12:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: mantle restore finish question

Hi all,

Need advice on how to properly strip the finish on these. I believe they were initally painted with oil base then one of the prior owners put latex on top of the oil. I plan on priming them then will top off with latex based white trim paint.

Thanks!


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Kelly

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#1 posted 09-26-2017 12:43 AM

If you are going to paint them, why are you stripping them? Are they peeling or something?

There are a lot of strippers that will work, if you need to go back a layer.

It might be a simple soda blast or walnut husks would do the trick. Of course, a test drive would be appropriate.

Anyway, about a bazillion house have latex over oil exteriors. Providing the oil wasn’t gloss and not prepped for adhesion of the next coat, all should be well. Going the other way, oil over latex, would be problematic.

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#2 posted 09-26-2017 12:48 AM

Sand blast, shellac, prime and paint.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#3 posted 09-26-2017 12:50 AM

Adjust the pressure according to the wood specie.

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reo4ua

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#4 posted 09-26-2017 01:05 AM

peeling badly -actually every piece of trim and built-ins were all like this. lucky for us, our house flooded last august so we didn’t have to go through the pain of fixing everything – we just demo’ed and replaced. ;-)

however we do want to save these.


If you are going to paint them, why are you stripping them? Are they peeling or something?

There are a lot of strippers that will work, if you need to go back a layer.

It might be a simple soda blast or walnut husks would do the trick. Of course, a test drive would be appropriate.

Anyway, about a bazillion house have latex over oil exteriors. Providing the oil wasn t gloss and not prepped for adhesion of the next coat, all should be well. Going the other way, oil over latex, would be problematic.

- Kelly


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#5 posted 09-26-2017 01:36 AM

thanks everyone!

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