DIY Doctor

Paint Stripping Stairs With a Heatgun but Possible Lead Paint?

Postby zakqux83 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:42 am

Image of partially stripped step below.

I'm very new to DIY so apologies in advance for any silly question.

I am using a heatgun (350c) and ffp3 cheap mask (£5). I plan on painting over once stripped. The step (for example central section back) has very tricky to strip small parts of paint, , is it worth leaving this and just sanding over? There is also material on the left and right sections of the step that is very hard to remove, not sure if paint or glue or anything tbh. Also worried it may be lead paint, are the "safety precautions" I've taken above sufficient?

Final question - does anyone have any idea what kind of wood it is?
Attachments
IMG_20191017_002437566_resize_72.jpg
zakqux83
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
0%
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:19 pm


Sponsor

Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby thedoctor » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:53 am

Hi

We have a project covering stripping lead paint that may be of some use to you that can be found here: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/s ... -paint.htm

In terms of timber, a bit hard to say but it's most probably pine

Kind Regards
thedoctor
Posts: 2528
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:15 pm



Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


 
  • Related Topics