Man... who did you piss off to get that job. Your braver then me.
That's a pretty cool product. I've never seen one before.Matt, have you ever seen infrared paint removers? They aren't super pricey, take off ALL paint with minimal heat, which means latex, oil, or lead can be done safely, quickly, and easily...check it out
This is where I'm supposed to say, "yes".Do you use one?
That's a pretty cool product. I've never seen one before.
Do you use one?
thanks painterman for the tip.Ethan, use some automotive "spot putty" to skim and fill in small imperfections. You can get glass like finishes.
Bondo? I hate that stuff.Ethan, use some automotive "spot putty" to skim and fill in small imperfections. You can get glass like finishes.
For the past two years all we've done is paint restorations on cedar siding our procedure is as follows: Strip [pro-shaver] - sand [pro-sander] - oil prime- 120 grit [orbital] - two finish coats with lights hand sand in-between. Invest in a Hepa Vacuum and a pro-shaver if your removing paint.We have done a few small projects with the "silent paint remover" http://www.silentpaintremover.com/spr/index.htm
We have one starting next week to strip two small porches, 4 window sills, and about 150sq/ft of siding/trim.
It is a pre-1978 home so we got lead-safe certified for the project.
Nice thing about the infrared, is it only gets about 400 degrees, so it is very hard to set the wood on fire(about 750 degrees) but plenty hot to strip the paint.
It is VERY COOL, but VERY SLOW. I believe the production rate could go very quickly if we invested in all the different articulating arms and stuff that hold it in place while you're scraping what you previously had it resting on... but we don't have enough demand yet, and experience with it to go that route just yet....
I will post some pics and progress as we get it started if ya'll are interested.
Question though for you guys that have alot of experience with stripping paint.
What do you do with the surface after it is stripped? we recently did 18 4' x 15' flying buttresses with stripper, belt sanded what was underneath, cleaned, primed, and painted. the customer wasn't expecting ANY of that kind of prep work(prestigious private school in our town) and has already given us a TON more work and we've gotten nice referrals and know that we have built an awesome first impression of ourselves for them, BUT I still didn't think they looked as awesome as I expected they would... luckily they did!
It was like it needed some kind of extra step(like some kind of exterior dry wall compound, but obviously not that... As you can tell, I'm not much of a technician:whistling2 Any suggestions for what I'm missing?
Would love to know before we start on this next project next week(which is on a very prominent street in town with alot of traffic - I want to wow the neighbors...)
thanks guys for your help!!!