Stripping paint from external oak timbers

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Stripping paint from external oak timbers

Post by brummie49 » Mon 31st May, 2021 11:50 am

I'm repairing the external timbers on an unlisted cottage, removing paint and rotten wood. I'm aiming to strip it all right back.

I've been doing this using pointy things, but it takes a long time and frankly I'm bored of it. Can anyone recommend specific brands of paint stripper that are available to non-professionals that would be suitable? i.e. not damage / stain the underlying wood.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Stripping paint from external oak timbers

Post by 88v8 » Sun 6th Jun, 2021 9:39 am


Strippers of Sudbury will send you a sample pot.

If the timbers are rough, when the paint is softened use a stiff brush.
If smooth timbers, a paint scraper.

Depending what the paint is, you might try a heat gun.

I need to do this job. Or rather, I should, but as time goes by it recedes down the list.


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