I want to take on a project myself this spring, but Im unsure whats the best approach for removing the current paint. I want to strip the paint backon the external masonry, currently looks like a lot of layers from decades, peeling away, then Id like to prime it and repaint. I was thinking of using a heat gun but im really worried about using that when the masonry runs right up against the upvc frames, i presume the plastic may melt or burn. Does anyone have any idea whats the best way to do this? I also thought masking it off with foil or something, but as its a Victorian bay window that may be costly and time consuming. Finally, can anyone recommend a good primer and masonry paint for the ledge and sill of a 1900's victorian terraced bay window.