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Peeling Exterior Paint

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Jul 12, 2014
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North York, ON

Peeling Exterior Paint

Anyone able to identify what kind of paint I’m dealing with here? I want to repaint a window and garage, but the paint is thick. Doesn’t seem like latex for sure. How would one tackle this? I almost have to chisel this stuff off.


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Nov 6, 2014
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Woodbridge, ON
Wire wheel brush all the loose stuff, sand, prime, paint.
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May 31, 2017
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What would be good primer and paint for the exterior?
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Mar 14, 2005
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Is there a chance that there is lead in that paint?
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Nov 5, 2006
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as beck stated, could be lead in it. how old is the house?
when i use to work in the restoration field i would see this type of paint peeling/chipping all the time in historical buildings.
we would usually just use a heat gun and scraper to remove the paint (use propper ppe i.e. mask/gloves) down to bare wood. sand it, prime it (oil) and repaint.

if you dont want to do the heat gun process (wont look nice) , you can scrape the pieces that will come off freely. sand/feather in the remaining paint, prime and repaint. you will be using a lot of sand paper if you decide to sand (with an orbital) the old paint directly. i personally wouldn't use a wire wheel either as it can possibly damage the wood.
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Becks wrote: Is there a chance that there is lead in that paint?
Almost guaranteed to have lead in it.

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