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    i was told there are some chemical can be used to remove old paint. anybody use them before?
    thanks,

  • #2
    Re: chemical to remove old paint

    Here's a link I found that talks about paint removal. I've never used a chemical paint remover before since I prefer sanding, I don't like keeping lots of toxic chemicals at home.
    http://www.doityourself.com/stry/h2removepaint

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    • #3
      Re: chemical to remove old paint

      I'm pretty sure that Home Depot or Lowe's both carry at least 1/2 dozen different chemical products to strip paint. A heat gun works pretty good in some situations also.

      Gels cling to vertical surfaces better and don't dry out as quickly. It can get pretty expensive though.

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      • #4
        Re: chemical to remove old paint

        Ive used a chemical called circa 1850 before. It works pretty good. It's not too harsh smelling either. I bought it at Canadian tire but you might be able to get it at the home depot in the U.S.

        Good luck with your project

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        • #5
          Re: chemical to remove old paint

          Originally posted by wathman View Post
          Here's a link I found that talks about paint removal. I've never used a chemical paint remover before since I prefer sanding, I don't like keeping lots of toxic chemicals at home.
          http://www.doityourself.com/stry/h2removepaint
          The best (safest) method will be determined partially by the paint itself. If it contains or could potentially contain lead, then you need to think carefully about how you remove it. Sanding creates much airborne particulate matter that will contain lead particles sized just right for you to inhale and stick in your lungs, and it creates a potential hazard for anyone in the area too as well as wherever that dust settles out at.

          Chemical paint removers have their own set of problems and advantages in some situations. Just be sure and review the label and also go to their web site and find the MSDS sheet which they MUST supply to you by State and Federal law(EPA regs as well as OSHA).

          A heat gun can also work but again with lead paint the fumes from a heat gun make this method a no-no w/o controlling the fumes even when working outside on the exterior of a building.

          http://www.cpwr.com/pdfs/pubs/hazard_alerts/kflead.pdf
          "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
          John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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          • #6
            Re: chemical to remove old paint

            This paint remover worked for me.
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            • #7
              Re: chemical to remove old paint

              I think this is enough .....
              I do agree with you. Those are the most effective way
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