stripping woodchip

Postby debidibdobs » Wed May 06, 2009 2:08 pm

is there an easy way to strip painted woodchip?????
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Postby bd3cc » Wed May 06, 2009 10:47 pm

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Postby rosebery » Fri May 08, 2009 10:24 pm

[quote="debidibdobs"]is there an easy way to strip painted woodchip?????[/quote]

No. Horrid, horrid stuff. Scrape it first to chop the woody bits off then use a steamer. If you don't scrape it first you'll have an unholy mess to deal with.

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Postby gazmma » Mon May 25, 2009 7:32 pm

There's no EASY way, if it has been on for a while and had lots of coats of emulsion it may be easier. Try using a filler/scraper to lift the edge and peel as much as you can off dry. If left with a backing then scrape off as much of the woddchips and then use a steamer. Just done a room 4m2 and it took me best part of a day.....Good Luck
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Postby easylife » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:23 pm

[quote="debidibdobs"]is there an easy way to strip painted woodchip?????[/quote]
Easy way no however get yourself a "zinnser paper tiger triple head version" run that puppy all over the wall you want to strip then attack with a steamer (i got steamer from wickes £20 holds 5lt of water lasts about an hour) give it a damn good steaming youll see the steam penetrate through the holes that the paper tiger has made and off it comes !

Have fun !
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Postby bd3cc » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:25 pm

Does rather depend on what type of paint is on the woodchip.
Woodchip by itself will come off easily with a steamer. Vinyl/oil based paint will prevent the steam from penetrating to behind the paper.
If you have either of these you must score the surface as much as possible to allow the steam to penetrate.
I have seen a tool which looks like a medeival(sp) weapon for the purpose
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