Paint Stripping Services Sydney
Paints of all types look extremely impressive when they are freshly applied. As they age they can start to fade or change colour, particularly if they have been in direct sunlight. White paint can discolour very quickly even in the shade and often turns yellow. Once this starts to happen the paint loses its effect and no longer looks as impressive. By this stage it is also starting to get scratched, chipped and may even be peeling. When this happens the paint is no longer protecting the underlying surface adequately.
This is the time that many people start to think about repainting these items so they return to their former glory. Of course as well as looking impressive, a fresh layer of paint also offers maximum protection against bumps and scratches.
However, before items can be repainted the existing paint should be removed or rubbed down, particularly if it is peeling off or has been chipped. Many paint-stripping methods are available these days. Most of these methods are good and effective. However, the users must know and note that not all paint strippers are suitable for every surface. They should be applied on specific surfaces only.
The common as well as reliable paint stripping methods are as follows:
Sanding: This is the most common method for paint stripping at home. This is carried out with different grades of sandpaper. Since sandpaper is fairly cheap and readily available from DIY stores it is very popular. This method can be used on both wood and metal surfaces. It is also a useful technique for intricate areas. Sanding can be quite destructive to the underlying surface, particularly if a rough sandpaper is used. Sandpaper should not be used on delicate items that could be easily damaged.
Chemical Paint stripper: The use of chemical paint strippers is very popular when there are large areas to be stripped as it is less physically demanding, It is also a useful method of stripping if the substrate is likely to be damaged by sanding. Many of the chemical strippers available contain hazardous materials, so care should be taken when using them.