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Default 50 year old house.. Wood doors need to be repained. need to removepaint,, advice on sanding etc

Hi
I am going to repaint a wood bathroom door in a 50 year old house. The
doors are in really good condition. I would like to remove the paint
from the door... I have a sander but whenever I use it dust covers the
entire room, so I dont want to use that.. Any liquids that work well
for this type of project? I did use an environmentally friendly
"paste" that you put it on and wait 24 hours then scrap off- but I
dont think that will work on the door, as the paint is pretty good on
there. Thanks

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On 1/19/2011 4:05 PM, KOS wrote:
Hi
I am going to repaint a wood bathroom door in a 50 year old house. The
doors are in really good condition. I would like to remove the paint
from the door... I have a sander but whenever I use it dust covers the
entire room, so I dont want to use that.. Any liquids that work well
for this type of project?



Jasco.

15 minutes. Probably not environmentally friendly but it flat out works.
Use "rubber" gloves. If you have multiple layers you may need more than
one application.

Jeff

I did use an environmentally friendly
"paste" that you put it on and wait 24 hours then scrap off- but I
dont think that will work on the door, as the paint is pretty good on
there. Thanks


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On 1/19/2011 1:05 PM KOS spake thus:

I am going to repaint a wood bathroom door in a 50 year old house. The
doors are in really good condition. I would like to remove the paint
from the door... I have a sander but whenever I use it dust covers the
entire room, so I dont want to use that.. Any liquids that work well
for this type of project? I did use an environmentally friendly
"paste" that you put it on and wait 24 hours then scrap off- but I
dont think that will work on the door, as the paint is pretty good on
there. Thanks


First question: why do you think you have to remove all the old paint
from the door?

You didn't say, but the door is going to be painted, right? (If you want
to varnish over the wood that's a different story.) So all you really
need to do is to prep the door for paint by removing any loose paint,
then leveling and smoothing the rest. If there are big gobs of paint in
places, these can probably be taken down with a sharp chisel or even a
putty knife.

I wouldn't try to sand it down to bare wood. On an old door, you risk
rounding off and ruining the molding, for one thing. Just clean it up,
prime it, then paint it.


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On 1/19/2011 5:17 PM, David Nebenzahl wrote:
On 1/19/2011 1:05 PM KOS spake thus:

I am going to repaint a wood bathroom door in a 50 year old house. The
doors are in really good condition. I would like to remove the paint
from the door... I have a sander but whenever I use it dust covers the
entire room, so I dont want to use that.. Any liquids that work well
for this type of project? I did use an environmentally friendly
"paste" that you put it on and wait 24 hours then scrap off- but I
dont think that will work on the door, as the paint is pretty good on
there. Thanks


First question: why do you think you have to remove all the old paint
from the door?

You didn't say, but the door is going to be painted, right? (If you want
to varnish over the wood that's a different story.) So all you really
need to do is to prep the door for paint by removing any loose paint,
then leveling and smoothing the rest. If there are big gobs of paint in
places, these can probably be taken down with a sharp chisel or even a
putty knife.

I wouldn't try to sand it down to bare wood. On an old door, you risk
rounding off and ruining the molding, for one thing. Just clean it up,
prime it, then paint it.



He is also apparently trying to do it in place, which is a mistake IMHO.
Take it down and do it in the basement or garage, or on back porch once
warm weather hits. Doing a side at time on tall sawhorses is a lot
easier than prepping and painting a vertical surface.

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On Jan 19, 6:03*pm, aemeijers wrote:
On 1/19/2011 5:17 PM, David Nebenzahl wrote:





On 1/19/2011 1:05 PM KOS spake thus:


I am going to repaint a wood bathroom door in a 50 year old house. The
doors are in really good condition. I would like to remove the paint
from the door... I have a sander but whenever I use it dust covers the
entire room, so I dont want to use that.. Any liquids that work well
for this type of project? I did use an environmentally friendly
"paste" that you put it on and wait 24 hours then scrap off- but I
dont think that will work on the door, as the paint is pretty good on
there. Thanks


First question: why do you think you have to remove all the old paint
from the door?


You didn't say, but the door is going to be painted, right? (If you want
to varnish over the wood that's a different story.) So all you really
need to do is to prep the door for paint by removing any loose paint,
then leveling and smoothing the rest. If there are big gobs of paint in
places, these can probably be taken down with a sharp chisel or even a
putty knife.


I wouldn't try to sand it down to bare wood. On an old door, you risk
rounding off and ruining the molding, for one thing. Just clean it up,
prime it, then paint it.


He is also apparently trying to do it in place, which is a mistake IMHO.
Take it down and do it in the basement or garage, or on back porch once
warm weather hits. Doing a side at time on tall sawhorses is a lot
easier than prepping and painting a vertical surface.

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yeah take door off, remove hardware, use paint stripper outdoors, then
clean and sand.

way better outdoors.. I have done this.

only trouble it may come out so good you will want to do all doors in
home.

removing paint restores all sorts of details lost be many coats of
paint


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Default 50 year old house.. Wood doors need to be repained. need toremove paint,, advice on sanding etc

Make sure you check to see if the paint has lead in it. If so, I would
be careful about sanding.

If there is no lead, you might be able to use a heat gun to soften the
paint enough to scrap. I would do this outside or in a garage. Another
option is to take the door to a local paint stripper. A friend did
this with his lead painter trim.
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KOS wrote:
Hi
I am going to repaint a wood bathroom door in a 50 year old house. The
doors are in really good condition. I would like to remove the paint
from the door... I have a sander but whenever I use it dust covers the
entire room, so I dont want to use that.. Any liquids that work well
for this type of project? I did use an environmentally friendly
"paste" that you put it on and wait 24 hours then scrap off- but I
dont think that will work on the door, as the paint is pretty good on
there. Thanks


Doing anything with paint - other than putting it on something - inside your
home will render your home almost uninhabitable.

Take the door outside.

Use the harshest paint remover you can find. It will take several
applications.

Then use your sander.


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On Jan 19, 8:37*pm, "HeyBub" wrote:
KOS wrote:
Hi
I am going to repaint a wood bathroom door in a 50 year old house. The
doors are in really good condition. I would like to remove the paint
from the door... I have a sander but whenever I use it dust covers the
entire room, so I dont want to use that.. Any liquids that work well
for this type of project? I did use an environmentally friendly
"paste" that you put it on and wait 24 hours then scrap off- but I
dont think that will work on the door, as the paint is pretty good on
there. Thanks


Doing anything with paint - other than putting it on something - inside your
home will render your home almost uninhabitable.

Take the door outside.

Use the harshest paint remover you can find. It will take several
applications.

Then use your sander.


A stripper specialist is the easist way to get it down to the original
wood without exposing folks to dubious chemicals.
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