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Old 03-24-2009, 05:10 AM   #1
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Hello
I own an older home that has redwood siding. the siding is in great shape except the paint is peeling. Has anyone used the Smart Srtip pull and strip products from Dumond? If so how were the results? This product is some what costly are there other products just as good but less expensive? Thanks for any help.

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Old 03-24-2009, 06:46 AM   #2
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Exterior stripping is done with sanders. They make a great disk sander that is made specifically for paint removal on siding.

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Thanks for the info, I'll check it out.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:55 AM   #4
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if you have 12 layers of paint....... you'll go through a LOT of paper!
http://www.usfreeads.com/610840-cls.html
i say go for it, you'll likely save yourself a LOT of elbow grease.
"Smart Strip is most notable for being safer for the user, the substrate and the environment. It is classified as non-hazardous, is pH neutral, and does not contain methylene chloride, caustics, VOCs or NMP. It is a water-based product and is 100% biodegradable. It is extremely effective at removing multiple layers of architectural and tough industrial coatings from virtually all exterior and interior surfaces of wood, brick, metal, concrete, stone, plaster, fiberglass, etc."

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if you have 12 layers of paint....... you'll go through a LOT of paper!
http://www.usfreeads.com/610840-cls.html
i say go for it, you'll likely save yourself a LOT of elbow grease.
"Smart Strip is most notable for being safer for the user, the substrate and the environment. It is classified as non-hazardous, is pH neutral, and does not contain methylene chloride, caustics, VOCs or NMP. It is a water-based product and is 100% biodegradable. It is extremely effective at removing multiple layers of architectural and tough industrial coatings from virtually all exterior and interior surfaces of wood, brick, metal, concrete, stone, plaster, fiberglass, etc."

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This does not use any paper, it is more like a planner blade with the plate and guides made for siding paint removal.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:18 AM   #6
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it may help the OP and others if you posted a link to the tools? all i imagined was the big mess either way! lol
"older" home says to me, many, many possible layers of paint.

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it may help the OP and others if you posted a link to the tools? all i imagined was the big mess either way! lol
"older" home says to me, many, many possible layers of paint.

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These are also available for sanding with vacuum hoses. Not mess..

http://www.paintshaver.com/
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see? that wasn't so hard now was it? hehehehe

tnkx for the pic. a vacuum would certainly make a difference.

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yes, I use a backpack model (swinger) and this saves so much with the impossible task of cleaning paint chips out of bushes and mulch. It will take all layers off at one time, just adjust the setting. Some sanding touch-up is needed to remove swirls if you are not using it in balance.
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We used to use the chemical strippers, but they are NOT recommended for the DIY'er. It can eat holes in your skin. Nasty stuff.
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Thanks guys, for the feedback. Looks like sanding is the way to go.
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Man, I wish I had known about that paint shaver contraption when I started painting my house. I am only half finished and am tempted to buy it. I have some peeling paint on the side and back but its not to terrible. That would have saved me weeks on the front of the house though.

At one point does stripping become manditory?

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if someone used the wrong paint. Normally all you need to do is remove loose chips and sand to feather the edges. Priming is only needed for bare or patched areas.
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Alright cool, then I won't fret. It sounds like I did it right. You can see where the paint was peeling but thats is only if your looking for it.

Thanks for the reassurance.

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It is never really maditory, but I would say when the surface is around 40% failed paint it only makes sence to just strip it all off.

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