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Exterior paint removal in Hertfordshire

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by r_c, 28 May 2019.

  1. r_c

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    Can you recommend (or even suggest) anyone in Herts/Bucks/Beds/Cambs that removes external paint? The previous owner of our house put this 1970s/1980s textured paint over the original smooth render and we'd like to get rid of it and just have paint over the smooth render.

    We would ideally do this without sandblasting.

    Any suggestions in or near Hertfordshire would be appreciated.
     
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    r_c, good evening.

    Sorry too far away? cannot assist with names

    Suggest you have a look at any "local to you" Soda Blasting" Companies?

    Soda blasting is far, far more gentle than the traditional Sand Blasting, as an aside there are other "soft" blasting methods available.

    Up-Side is that S/Blasting is far faster than scraping Etc.

    Ken.
     
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    Thank you for the soda blasting tip.
     
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    A friend of mine is a pointer. He uses evil chemicals and polythene to prevent the chemicals drying too quickly. He then uses a pressure washer to remove the residue.

    Other than the soda blasting mentioned above, some firms use steam "pressure washers" such as https://www.stonehealth.com/doff-integra/
     
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    The textured paint may have been applied to cover poor rendering or cracks so could be opening a can of worms?
     
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  7. r_c

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    @lostinthelight Yes totally agree. This house has had quite a few cans of worms that need opening and sorting. :(
     
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