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Stripping paint

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by HumpyD, 11 Jan 2016.

  1. HumpyD

    HumpyD

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    I painted a door a few months ago and made a right pig's ear of it. I used water based paint over oil based and did everything I should i.e. flattened the old gloss, undercoated and then w/b gloss but I suspect my technique wasn't good enough so was left with horrendous brushstrokes.

    So I want to remove the old water based paint and get back to a flat surface again which I would normally do with sandpaper and/or a sander but I'm concerned that as it's a lightly panelled door if I sand too much I could end up sanding the panels away!! Apart from taking care when sanding would it be easier stripping the paint off with either chemicals or a heat gun?
     
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  3. joe-90

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    No just sand it flat. You don't sand the paint away - just the brush marks. Next time thin your paint and you won't get the same effect.
     
  4. boggie42

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    Lots of people think the thicker the gloss "Dulux for example" the better, Wrong, if it is too thick you get dragging leaving a horrid finish. I thin my paint slightly and get a perfect finish every time.
     
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