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    Best scraper for shed paint

    Painters & Decorators

    If I want to remove paint from a shed that is peeling, what’s the best type of scraper to use? The shed is wooden. Does it depend on the type of paint? Any suggestions as to what products/tools I should consider and where could I purchase these?

    Asked by Bill on 20th Jan 2021
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    Pataki Peter

    "Hi,

    Sorry for the late response.
    First I would try to scrape the paint first with putty knife than if there is any crack you can use wood filler.. than sand it down to smooth finish after you can apply the new paint.


    Regards,
    Peter"

    Answered on 13th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    South East Construction & Maintenance

    "If timber is in good condition it could be best to use the heat gun to remove all paint. If the timber seems to be a bit worn out then soft wire brush should do the job, followed by the sand paper."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Goldfinch Decorators

    "I would personally use a pulling type scraper rather than a push type as it will not dig in the wood & cause damage to the shed & wood.."

    Answered on 20th Jan 2021 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    gallery installations

    "Any metal scraper should be okay to use although if the scraper is very sharp you may find it will dig into the wood so need to take more care. Ideally you should scrape off the larger flaky bits then use a sander to do the rest. You could also use a pressure washer to remove the paint."

    Answered on 20th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    T@P decorating

    "Just a good solid scraper will be sufficient. You can get one for just a few pound"

    Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    B A Plasterdec ltd

    "Use a good rigid wallpaper scraper and a wire brush and some sand paper."

    Answered on 26th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Au Faix

    "Any tough scraper should be ok for this job. A good sturdy one would be best"

    Answered on 29th Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report

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