Paint stripping West Hobart
In this article you will be able to see how the team at Aponia Painting Services tackled a project on a heritage property located in West Hobart, Tasmania. Basically, the challenge was to remove some stubborn bubbles that were reappearing after a few attempts of light sanding and two coats of paint.
In theory, the house has been standing proud for more than a hundred years and has been covered in several layers of paint (this means that any paint applied prior to the 1970 s’ contains lead!) also it means that the newly applied paint dissolves the old layers consequently creating chemical reactions that induce bubbles-who would think that painting involves so much chemistry!!! With this said, our decision was to strip the boards bare. To do so we had applied a paint stripper that has allowed us to avoid contact with the first layers saturated with lead. In detail, paint stripper was applied in a form of thick paste and then sealed with waxed paper that allowed the paste to stay moist until removed. After two days, the paste had completely dissolved the old paint which had captured the lead in a newly created slush.
The process of stripping did involve a few more procedures, in case that you are reading this article to find out “how to steps” for stripping paint please refer to the manufacturer instructions how to use the product of your choice!
Lastly, in our venture to beat the beastly bubbles (I think in any painters world, bubbles are a cause for a lot of grievance!), we had covered the newly stripped surfaces with some stain blocker and then lastly two coats of top coat. And voila! The job was done!
Have a look below at our short clip that depicts the above described process-enjoy!