How to scrape paint off house exterior

Is it possible to avoid scraping paint off the outside of my house if it’s peeling off with the use of a pressure washer before I paint? I’d like to figure out some sort of solution.

Asked by Kelly on 13th Jan 2021
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"Pressure washer is the most efficient and easy way to scrap the paint off ."
Answered on 13th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"If it's flaky, the bits that are flaky will peel off, but the solid bits will stay intact"
Answered on 13th Jan 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report

The best was to remove existing paint if it's flaking a is to use a product called peelaway, it removes many layers of paint at once and once removed you will get a better finish when new paint has been applied.

Kind regards

Harry & Son professional decorators"
Answered on 13th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2017 - report
"Yes you can use pressure washer to remove loose and flaky paint just make sure it is used at low pressure which should be sufficient, a high pressure may damage render. If the paint has blown and leaves a powdery surface it will need to be stabilized prior to re painting for the new coats to adhere to the wall. It's around 18 pounds for 5 litres."
Answered on 13th Jan 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Using a pressure washer at low setting is one way of removing loose, flaky paint, or you can do it the old fashioned way of using a scraper."
Answered on 13th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
"You could try pressure washing first, but you will still have to do some hard work with a scrapper, before you start pain4."
Answered on 13th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"Personally I would say no to pressure washer as if its rendered yoyou might blow the render and if brick you might blow out the joints I would recommend a light scrape"
Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"I would do it by hand to make sure it is prepped properly wouldn't do it with a pressure washer"
Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2016 - report
"I personally prefer a scraper or wire brush. But a pressure washer not set too high will take the loose off"
Answered on 18th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"Firstly better to use a sharp, rigid putty knife and then pressure washer before paint."
Answered on 16th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
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