May 15, 2018 8:10 am
We have bought a Woolstore apartment in Teneriffe (Brisbane) and will be renovating it.
For those unfamiliar, the woolstores are early 1900's riverside industrial buildings that were converted into apartments in the late 1990s.
Ours is a 2 storey apartment on the top floor so we have a lot of big exposed timber beams and steel bracing & bracketry.
At the moment it is all painted white. I want to strip the timber back to bare timber and paint the steel black.
I was wondering what the easiest way to get the paint off is? I was thinking maybe wire brush attachment in a drill? I don't mind the idea of a rough surface finish to keep the industrial look.
I wasn't intending to clear coat or stain the timber unless it is advisable to do so for timber health long term.
Thanks in advance!
Building Services Engineer
Renovating our 1960's modernist home in Brisbane
Re: Removing paint from old timber2
Jun 07, 2018 5:34 pm
For me paint stripper is the best way but not the cheapest of ways, sanding or alike is dusty and dirty which you end up wearing.
If you use the right amount of good stripper it can be pretty easy going and clean, nothing worse for me than being covered with dust particles and paint debris, if you don't mind sanding or alike it is cheaper, it's your dime.
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