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Old 07-17-2011, 09:26 PM   #31
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It took a while to get it due to a postal strike backlog, but I did a quick test with the Silent Paint Remover today, and it seems to work very well.

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Old 08-05-2011, 09:52 AM   #32
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"Smart Strip" by Peel Away: I tried some of this on a door frame, thinking that it might be useful where I have smaller areas to strip. Even after liberal application and a full 24 hrs, it didn't do very much. I'm not very impressed.

May have to give one of the more traditional toxic paint removers a try?

As for the peeling plywood soffits--I think they'll get replaced with vinyl or metal, and I'll add more vents in the covered areas above the front door. Need to bust out the calculator to figure out the appropriate amount of ventilation to keep everything balanced. To my surprise, there is ridge vent on the roof, but the attic still gets terribly hot...

I'm grinding away with the silent paint remover. While tedious, it's getting the job done. The thicker the paint, the better it works.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:57 PM   #33
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I was up scraping off some of the loose paint blisters like below, and one of them was full of water! Not much of a mystery as to what is happening there!



Not sure how to make sure that the gaps between the clapboards don't get plugged up with paint again, as they fit rather tightly together? Suggestions?
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These pictures look like a job we're on now. The homeowners painted it several years ago without any prep or primer. They used Walmart paint and although the color was pretty, it didn't last very long. We spent about 5 days scraping and sanding and it still could have been done more. Too bad they're not willing to shell out any more dough. It needs what you're doing! Keep up the good work!
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[quote=HomesteadHero;701939]. We spent about 5 days scraping and sanding and it still could have been done more. Too bad they're not willing to shell out any more dough.

willing or not, if they are not letting you prep it properly, they will have to shell more dough sooner than later.
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I agree totally, but they're the customer and they get what they want.
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GSP, I would jump over to another forum next door and ask the siding guys if they know of any way to solve your problem. There may be a way to space the boards or somehow ventilate the siding. Good Luck.
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Similar vintage to my home, and I see they wedged the siding to maintain the gaps at the overlap of the clapboards. Thanks for the link.

Given time and money, I'd love to re-do the exterior with a proper rain screen, but as I have neither....
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This is what I've posted in one of the other forums: I'm really hoping that I'm well on the way to ensuring a quality, long-lasting repaint of this house!

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Over in the painting forum, I've been wrestling with a re-paint on my circa 1967 clapboard home in Chilliwack, BC. As you can see in the pic below (this is the worst area), the previous paint is not adhering well.



This is most pronounced on the walls that get the sun. Previous paint has all but sealed the gaps at the bottom of the clapboards, which isn't allowing moister to escape. One of the paint bubbles was actually full of water!

Now, in looking at this article:




There is a house with similar problems. They improved the breathing by inserting wedges under the clapboards to maintain the gaps.



Does anyone have experience with the Wedgevent system? The site does a good job of explaining the circumstances that lead to this type of paint failure, right down to the added effect of having hot water radiators along the insides of the exterior walls (as we do in this house). It seems like a good solution?

http://www.wedgevent.com/index.htm

Or should I just go with a regular wedge? Anyways, I'm hoping I'm on the way to solving this problem without tearing off the siding and starting over. The cedar clapboards are, for the most part, in good condition.

Thanks for looking; all input is welcome!

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This is what I've posted in one of the other forums: I'm really hoping that I'm well on the way to ensuring a quality, long-lasting repaint of this house!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>

Over in the painting forum, I've been wrestling with a re-paint on my circa 1967 clapboard home in Chilliwack, BC. As you can see in the pic below (this is the worst area), the previous paint is not adhering well.



This is most pronounced on the walls that get the sun. Previous paint has all but sealed the gaps at the bottom of the clapboards, which isn't allowing moister to escape. One of the paint bubbles was actually full of water!

Now, in looking at this article:




There is a house with similar problems. They improved the breathing by inserting wedges under the clapboards to maintain the gaps.



Does anyone have experience with the Wedgevent system? The site does a good job of explaining the circumstances that lead to this type of paint failure, right down to the added effect of having hot water radiators along the insides of the exterior walls (as we do in this house). It seems like a good solution?

http://www.wedgevent.com/index.htm

Or should I just go with a regular wedge? Anyways, I'm hoping I'm on the way to solving this problem without tearing off the siding and starting over. The cedar clapboards are, for the most part, in good condition.

Thanks for looking; all input is welcome!

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I have used the system on a couple houses, my own as one and it seems to do the job as advertised and they are not all that expensive.
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Omg use linseed oil paint!!! Strip the wood with the silent paint stripper and paint with allback linseed oil. Never paint again.
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[quote=Kaycee;966925]Omg use linseed oil paint!!! Strip the wood with the silent paint stripper and paint with allback linseed oil. Never paint again.[/quote]


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Omg use linseed oil paint!!! Strip the wood with the silent paint stripper and paint with allback linseed oil. Never paint again.
I know you are excited about the product but you are overstating its capabilities. The lindseed oil base is not going to keep the pigments from fading.

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