How to Strip Paint from your old wall?

January 31, 2018
First published on:August 16, 2017
by HitBerry

You've grown tired of that unsightly, outdated color on your wall and decided that this weekend is the perfect time to cover it with the new color. But is it really necessary to strip the old color before covering it with new paint? If the wall color is torn, peeling ripped, or bubbling, you will definitely need to remove it.

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Before you start peeling off your house paint, you need to first inspect how much coat is added during all this year so the wall could hold more paint or not? If we paint in a rush, the flaking and chipping could start again.

Dealing with leads

Peeling it off, chipping, cracking lead paint is a hazard and needs immediate attention. Lead-based paint may also be dangerous when it found on surfaces that children can chew or that gets you to big problems.

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According to the United States Environmental Protection Association, every year more than 200,000 children get harm by lead poisoning. It can bring about permanent damage, causing anything from learning disabilities to severe mental retardation and even death. Mostly Children under age of 7 are much more susceptible to lead poisoning because their developing bodies absorb the lead at 4 times faster the rate of an adult.

Mostly Children under age of 7 are much more susceptible to lead poisoning because their developing bodies absorb the lead at 4 times faster the rate of an adult.

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Keep in mind that lead poisoning can cause serious medical problems for you and your family. It is estimated that a child's I.Q. drops 3 points for every 10 micrograms per deciliter of lead in their blood.

Testing different methods

There are three types of method for stripping the paints grinding, applying heat and using chemicals methods. All these methods are kind of hard but if you know the methods then it will be easy to remove. In every method, there are some good points and bad points. In every method, there are some of the differences in stripping jobs. You need to research some of the methods which will suitable for you.

Grinding

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If you don't want to use a chemical remover or applying heat, a power sander is another option to work with. Belt, disk, and drum sanders are all viable tools. This method is simple and efficient; however, it will remove the top layer of the surface being sanded, so you shouldn't try this with anything delicate or intricate.

Applying heat

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Applying heat is also one of the best ways to remove the paints. Heat can fry out any of the old paint/varnishes and soften it for scraping. Someone at your local home improvement store can help you select the right electric paint remover or heat gun.

You must scrape the paint as fast as it is heated. If it cools, then it will harden all over again. Broad scrapers work best for heat assisted paint/varnish removal.

Also, don't focus the heat gun in one spot or you can burn the surface accidentally.

Chemical method

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Chemical method is also one of the easy ways to remove the paint .to remove paint from your wall or any wood interior. First, you need to select a chemical remover paint, once the chemical removers have been applied it will be easy to scrape all the paint off but sometimes it may wash away with water. Chemical remover paint can be found in both a paste and liquid and they are market as paint removers or paint strippers.

Final choice

The product that won the day is chemical stripper known as paint remover. It doesn't need to dissolve the paint as any chemical stripper its easy to use and it don,t even break the bond between paint and substrate. The best thing about the product is that it's non-toxic.

No needs of gloves, HEPA filter masks or respirators, no safety glasses; it's easy to use.  Spray it on in the late afternoon, let it stay for overnight, and another morning the paint comes off in sort of rubbery sheets.Then scrape it off easily with long-handled, 3-inch-wide putty knives.

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As we try all stripping methods that involve scraping down to bare wood, some sanding would be necessary before the first coat of primer goes on. "Scrapers have a tendency to burnish the wood, making it too smooth and shiny to take paint.

Picking the new palette

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Picking the new palette is not an easy job. If you want your house to décor in a new way then you need to get to the paint store and invest some of your money to buy color for sampling. Then, paint the color which will be suitable for house. If you don,t want the same color from matching up with a neighbor then apply a different color, which will match up your thought. Then take a final decision on color and start painting. It will be a lot of work, but you know what, it will only take you while to find the right color for your house.

Then take a final decision on color and start painting. It will be a lot of work, but you know what, it will only take you while to find the right color for your house.






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