Renovating old weatherboard Canberra

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    Default Renovating old weatherboard Canberra

    Hi. Iím RJ. Iím about to start sanding and painting the house exterior. Weathers are v old & paint job old/awful (many layers). Also has brick chimney and brick on lower portion of house. Looking for sanding/paint removal and prep tips. Thx!!

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    What is the condition of the boards? If bad enough it can be worthwhile to replace and at the same time insulate and wrap.

    Painting I suggest oil based primer undercoat then two coats of acrylic in your colour choice. I use roller for the undercoat and spray the top coats.
    If replacing the boards do not believe the “pre primed” sales pitch, the coating is not a quality primer to base your top coats on.

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    Hi. Thx for the tips. Mite go ahead & get oil based primer now (hadnít considered that). The weatherboard are in reasonable condition. Just unsure whether to try and remove paint with heat gun and scraper tool or to buy/hire a good sander. Iíve read conflicting advice on this forum so if anyone can advise thatíd be amazing !!

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    Is the cladding hardwood or cedar? Smooth or rough?
    Many layers of old paint can be a task to remove.
    Paint stripper, heat, scraping, oh my ... and how big is the job? Not fun

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    Have you considered or checked for lead paint ?

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    Already checked. No lead

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    Itís pine and smooth. Just trying to decide if heat gun or sander is best way to go! Any advice on this would be great

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    Personally only ever used a sander, have used heat gun for many other items but cant imagine doing the side of a house with one.

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    I would rent or buy a Metabo paint remover - https://www.metabo.com/au/en/tools/c...t-remover.html

    I was tempted to remove all the paint on our old house in Narrabundah but instead ripped them all off and replaced with Weathertex boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangrovejack View Post
    I would rent or buy a Metabo paint remover - https://www.metabo.com/au/en/tools/c...t-remover.html

    I was tempted to remove all the paint on our old house in Narrabundah but instead ripped them all off and replaced with Weathertex boards.
    Unfortunately Chrisp didn't report back: https://www.renovateforum.com/f207/a...remover-91872/

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