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4th Jul 2008, 11:37 AM
Got to re-paint the outside of the house. What do you like to use to strip flakey paint from weatherboards ?
I've used sanding attachments on angle grinders, and a belt sander once, but my boss showed me a disk that attaches to powerdrills. Said it works marvels for this sort of thing.
what you think ?
4th Jul 2008, 01:08 PM
Grab a two bar wall heater, about a foot long, from the local electrical discounter, whack a handle on the back of it and a couple of 'legs' on either end so that the thing can be placed against the weatherboard but stand off by a centimetre or so....then apply to the weatherboard.
The old oil based paint will bubble right up and strip off easily 20cm at a time.....stuff all smoke.
Basically it's going to school on this concept. http://www.i-strip.com.au I built a couple of my own based on cheap heaters (there's a how to post on the woodwork forum somewhere http://www.woodworkforums.ubeaut.com.au/showthread.php?t=40311) and they worked quite well. You can actually buy the quartz rods from Osram too.
4th Jul 2008, 02:35 PM
Brilliant !...thankyou kindly.
Will try myself next drive to the shops. :2tsup:
5th Jul 2008, 10:56 PM
To strip the paint right back use a heat gun that has a good temperature of 500-600 degrees. Also have a bucket of water near by, and don't run the heat gun over rotten timber as it will ignite from the inside out and could burn your house down.
6th Jul 2008, 12:22 AM
a little word of caution aprioctripper,
careful with heat guns if you have lead paint - highly unlikely unless it's very old paint but you never know - i got caught out awhile back and gained high lead levels - if in doubt (i.e. if the paint is old) maybe check first - same goes for sanding when making a load of dust - like i said probably highly unlikely unless very old paint
enjoy the re-paint
8th Jul 2008, 07:53 AM
When sanding or painting weather boards always buy a lead testing kit. About $10 from a local paint supplier. Also you should wear a respirator just to be safe even if the paint surface isn't lead.
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