Saturday, September 11, 2010

Silent Paint Remover


Stripping the side of the house with a heat gun, was taking forever. So we got a Silent Paint Remover. It's still taking forever, I guess it's faster though. I don't know what kind of paint we have, it doesn't come off like in the videos though. Instead of coming off in sheets, it comes off in tiny flakes. It must be because there's no latex paint binding it together. I had a few shingles that had latex paint as the final layer, and it came off in a sheet. We're running out of summer, so I don't think I'm going to get the whole side stripped. I'm going to get as much as I can, then prime and paint that section. I sprayed spray foam in the holes from when they insulated, and replaced the shingles. I still have more shingles to replace. We have to fill in the holes where the california cooler vents were. I'm going to add plywood, where the sheathing is, and then use some bevel board to cover the plywood. Hopefully it stops raining, so I can get it done. Still have to stain the section of fence we finished as well...

1 comment:

River Watson said...

Wow. Good for you, man! We bought a silent paint remover to strip our garage (and our house, we thought). But like you said it takes forever. We just don't have your patience! We stripped like 2 square feet of cedar siding and it took about 20 minutes. And my husband and I just looked at each other like "No...way..." and decided to hire a professional. Someday. Haha! Seriously though, good for you! You have gotten SO much done!