Removing paint but keeping circular saw marks?

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06-09-2014 05:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: help reclaimed wood paint circular saw

Anybody have an ideas about the easiest way to remove the paint from these posts while saving the circular saw markings?

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#1 posted 06-09-2014 05:23 PM

steel brush maybe? kinda a hard one to pull off.

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 05:29 PM

Paint stripper may work.

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#3 posted 06-09-2014 07:30 PM

Good quality paint stripper , would have been what I would have tried, it should work. Alistair

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#4 posted 06-10-2014 02:24 AM

Saw the paint off and make new saw marks with your saw.

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#5 posted 06-10-2014 02:27 AM

Pressure washer.

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#6 posted 06-10-2014 03:04 AM

Pressure washer! We have a winner!

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#7 posted 06-10-2014 03:09 AM

just be careful, not too much pressure or you’ll essentially raise the grain by blasting away the soft fiber between… seen that happen on a picnic table before

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#8 posted 06-10-2014 03:13 AM

Any idea how long I need to let it dry? How far does the water get pushed into the wood?

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#9 posted 06-10-2014 03:47 AM

I did a fair amount of work at Disney land when they were building the California Adventure park.The carpenters were sand blasting wood for some of the theme rides. It really looked nice I liked the texture.
I am sure you could do the same to remove paint although it pretty messy.
I was banging out shakes and shingles.

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#10 posted 06-10-2014 04:16 AM

Ehhh. Good paint stripper is awesome.

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