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    Default Removing paint from tin ceilings

    I have bought an old bank building with original tile floor, gas lamps, and a beautiful tin ceiling in perfect condition that has been painted white. The old lead paint is peeling off. How can I safely and easily remove this paint from a twelve foot ceiling. Do I need professional help or just a scaffold and some elbow grease? Will a heat gun warp the metal? What about infrared? Or use a chemical? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Terry

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    Default Re: Removing paint from tin ceilings

    Peel-away type 1 stripper is best for this.
    Heat gun will cause problems, still not get all the paint off.
    Read and observe all precautions, it's a caustic chemical (essentially lye). But it will eat all the paint off, rinses with water, and encapsulates the lead.
    Casey
    Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

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    Default Re: Removing paint from tin ceilings

    What is a peel-away type one stripper? Can I put it on with a brush and will it cling to the ceiling? Thanks. Almost there. Terrell

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    Default Re: Removing paint from tin ceilings

    http://www.dumondchemicals.com/pro-peel-away-1.html
    Top result if you google peel away 1.
    Casey
    Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

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