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Stripping Paint From Exterior Wood SurfacesAuthor(s): Mark T. Knaebe
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, FinishLine, 2013; 2 p.
Publication Series: Finishlines
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionRemoving paint and other film-forming finishes is a time consuming and often difficult process. In some cases, finishes need to be removed prior to repainting; for example, if the old surface is covered with severely peeled or blistered paint or if excessive paint buildup has caused cross-grain cracking. You must also remove the finish before applying a penetrating stain or water-repellent finish to a previously painted or stained (solid color) surface.
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CitationKnaebe, Mark T. 2013. Stripping Paint From Exterior Wood Surfaces. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, FinishLine, 2013; 2 p.
Keywordsfinishes, solvents, stripping paint, disposal
- Selection and application of exterior stains for wood
- Service life of finishes on smooth-planed and saw-textured western redcedar bevel siding
- Finishing of wood
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