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Old 07-13-2011, 12:05 AM   #1
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Just bought a house in Hollywood, CA... very old, sidings have a lot of paint layers... just saw the add for the paint shaver pro. Any tips? Should i buy it? Is it a good tool? Is there a place where to rent it. If one of you has it can i rent it from you? Forget my bad english i have been in America for only 2 years and i am a girl trying to renovate a house that eventually will be cute in the future... for now it is a mess!
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Power shavers are rather aggressive tools and not the easiest to work with. They are also heavy.

See if you can rent an infrared stripper and the rails to use with it. They are delightful and will melt multiple layers of paint at one time.

Alternatively, you could buy one and use it for your project. Then turn around and sell it. Might be cheaper than renting and you should have no trouble selling a good one.

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I have heard pretty good things about the paint shaver pro for smooth siding.
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Had a minute so searched for the brand of infrared paint stripper I bought. I could not be more pleased even though out of the business now. I had no trouble selling it and got lots of use out of it when I had it. There is a hands free kit that comes in very handy when gliding it along siding and is well worth the money to buy or rent as well. There are competitors now too. More and more tool rental places carry them.

http://www.silentpaintremover.com/spr/index.htm

I did not mean to suggest a power shaver will not do the trick! I remember doing a huge balloon construction home with paint dating back to the early 1900s with one. Just remember you might be sending lead paint airborne and even the light ones will give you a work out. You almost have to follow there use with a power scraper and sander.

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