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Old 05-01-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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How to remove paint from baseboards and window panels


My family has moved into an older home (built in 1967)and we want to repaint everything. The house probably has been painted once or twice and that was more than 10 years ago. If you need me to I think i can post a picture of what the window looks like.

My dad says to sand it using a low grit, but it seems like nothing is really happening. When i sand, it does come off but not enough. It just seems like its really stuck into the wood. He says that I don't have to get the all the paint off, just sand it so that when we repaint it, the paint has something to stick to.

My question is can i use paint remover on the window panels and baseboards to remove the paint or am i just gonna have to suck it up and use a sander.( we use a sponge sander btw)

Also if i just have to sand a lite layer off should I use a primer and then paint it? We have used the Behr paint and primer in one and it seems to just peel off.

I hope my question makes sense.

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Your dad is right all you need to do is scuff them. From the age of the house if you sand too deep you may get into a lead base issue. I would prime because from what you say about being hard to sand may be an oil paint so just to be safe using a latex over it I would prime.

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That ^ and paint remover is going to be way, way,way, more work
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