is a perfect job for The Silent Paint Remover.
These are "before" pictures of a house showing severe paint failure.
The painter removed 270Lb of paint from one side of the house. The
painter estimated that the entire house held approximately 1200lb
of paint. This is an astonishing amount of paint. Can you imagine
where that volume of paint would end up with any other paint removing
The siding is ready for the primer. Thin the first coat
and the second coat goes on undiluted. Make sure the primer is dry
before the topcoat goes on. We removed many of the nails holding
the siding so we can replace them with stainless steel screws.
A surprise was hiding under the paint. No one knew that
there had been a window in the living room a long time ago. You
can see the clapboards spliced into the siding.
The double doors. Nat Martin (the owner) used a simple process
to remove paint almost completely from this double door made from
American Chestnut. Heat and scrape as much paint as you can, then
apply a mixture of boiled linseed oil mixed with 20 to 30% mineral
spirits. Do not use "turpentine" when diluting boiled linseed oil.
Turpentine will leave a residue after it dries that is not recommended
and may have negative impact on the adhesion of various paint. Let
the mineral spirits evaporate. Allow it to sit for at least a few
hours (heating mineral spirits is not a good idea). Reheat and buff
with medium steel-wool. The steel-wool will soak up the linseed
oil and the paint residue. There will be small traces of paint left
but 99% will be gone. The very small traces of paint will give it
and After. This window required special attention. Water had
gone under the failing paint and done some damage. Painter John
Brady fixed it up and you can see the result.
The end result. The owner is very pleased with the result
and The Silent Paint Remover may be the best tool invented
in recent years to actually save the environment tremendously. The
painter estimated that approximately 270 lbs. of lead paint was
removed from one side of this house.