Brown tar under paint


Postby flymo77 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:47 pm

Hi

I am trying to strip my skirting boards back to there original wood (house is Edwardian), however under the several layers of paint there is a layer of what looks like brown tar, paint stripper doesn't help can anyone suggest anything.

thanks
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Postby polarbear » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:57 pm

Hi,
The only way to get this horrible stuff of is by using a blow torch,hold the torch about a foot away from the brown stuff! and then take it of before it burns your wood,leave to dry out for about 1 minute then scrape and it will just flake of easily.
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