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  1. #1
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    Default Ideas removing TONS of old paint.

    Hello. New to this board & lookig for some input.

    Have an 1844 Greek Revival, and some of the best parts of the house are caked, CAKED, in old paint. The house has a pretty ornate doorway, and all the interior trim, door frames, etc are all layred in old paint.

    The paint is so thick, and uneven, that it makes a lot of the details look bad.

    I've done some research, and it looks like I'll have to use a stripper (paint), because the paint, im sure, has lead content.

    Any product tips? Tricks? Any help is appreciated.

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    Default Re: Ideas removing TONS of old paint.

    TOH profiled a stripping product that I believe was a gel. At any rate, it was applied and allowed to sit for 12 or 24 hours, then it was peeled off like cellophane tape pulling off the reel. Very neat and clean and it stripped the piece to bare wood.

    Now the million dollar question is what was the name of it?
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    Default Re: Ideas removing TONS of old paint.

    I think the product is called "Peel Away". Google it. There are also videos on You Tube about the product.

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    Default Re: Ideas removing TONS of old paint.

    I have googled Peel Away and see several products by that name, but not that are left on for 12 or 24 hours. Has anyone located exactly what the first responder above is talking about? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Ideas removing TONS of old paint.

    Quote Originally Posted by kkell View Post
    I have googled Peel Away and see several products by that name, but not that are left on for 12 or 24 hours. Has anyone located exactly what the first responder above is talking about? Thanks.
    I was going from memory of what was shown on one of the episodes. I don't know exactly how long it is supposed to sit on the surface, all I can tell you was that it was brushed on, allowed to skin over and do its thing, then removal was as easy as pulling off a latex glove.

    And no, I can't tell you which episode it was. It was quite a while back.
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    Default Re: Ideas removing TONS of old paint.

    The product that I remember utilizes a plastic sheeting to hold the chemicals onto the surface , rather than having them flash to the air and lose their effectiness. I remember years ago seeing this stuff being used on the wooden window of the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, N.C.

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