Paint removal chemicals- advice

Surface prep. Cleaning, Sanding, etc.
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Jamesbarratt
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Paint removal chemicals- advice

Post by Jamesbarratt » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:48 pm

Hi, I'm dealing with a lot of sash windows and am required to strip and prep the boxes. I am mostly dealing with multiple coats of old lead based paint, and currently using a heat gun. This takes a lot of time and labour. Someone recommended using a paint stripping gel. I have looked and found lots of various products. Can anyone advise me on an appropriate product? I will be using lots of it, so price is important as is the time it takes to work, obviously the faster the better. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

James

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Colin
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Re: Paint removal chemicals- advice

Post by Colin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:12 pm

Fluxhaf works pretty well. There are "professional only" grade strippers available from places like J Penny Ltd, but the chemicals are pretty grim. I don't think I will ever use solvent based again

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