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Old 06-22-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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Old paint on a porch, pressure water will not take off

I dont want to use solvents, what can I do


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Old 06-22-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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What are you trying to do, remove old paint splatter/spill?

scrape loose and peeling paint, and repaint the porch. There is no miracle paint removal fixer products.


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Old 06-22-2010, 07:31 PM   #3
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I dont want to use solvents, what can I do
Hi Jake - Little more information would be useful. Belt sander, Disc Sander, Angle grinder, Scraper, Propane torch... Lot depends on what you are doing and what are you doing it oto.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:00 PM   #4
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I LOVE my IR paint stripper. Quiet, low fire risk, doesn't volatilize lead, and pretty quick. Got a silent paint remover and then DH built one using a IR heating element meant for the culinary industry.
If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:26 PM   #5
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Can't expect the power washer to strip the paint for you, if it is really stripping the paint then you are damaging the wood too, as mentioned already there are differant methods to removing paint, but you probally just have to use a paint scraper and an orbit sander with 40/60 grit paper. Not really sure what your situation is?
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