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how to remove latex house paint! #736164
May 10th 2018 5:48 pm
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I have recenty purchased this van and am making great progress but.....

as you can see it is COVERED in latex pain that has been brushed on. i would like to remove it while perserving as much of the original paint that is underneath as possible. i have managed to soften up th epaint a few times while washing it and some chunks come off. any suggestions?

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Re: how to remove latex house paint! [Re: YourMom] #736165
May 10th 2018 5:58 pm
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Ewwwww. Maybe a chemical stripper and a lot of pressure washing?


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Re: how to remove latex house paint! [Re: YourMom] #736166
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i know i know its bad. I'm going to try and get my hands on a pressure washer here in the next few days and see how it goes.

Re: how to remove latex house paint! [Re: YourMom] #736170
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Id let a paint shop do it ... the hundred youd pay to strip it is worth the mess your going to make & clean up.


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Re: how to remove latex house paint! [Re: frscke1] #736174
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Originally Posted by frscke1
Id let a paint shop do it ... the hundred youd pay to strip it is worth the mess your going to make & clean up.


+1. Let the professionals handle this one. They have techniques and products regular people don't.


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Re: how to remove latex house paint! [Re: YourMom] #742214
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I just read about GooGone's latex paint remover. It might work for you.

https://googone.com/latex-paint-clean-up-spray

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Sneak into a car wash you don't like, and just act dumbfounded like it was their fault and leave quietly.

Re: how to remove latex house paint! [Re: jcd74] #742242
November 01st 2018 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by jcd74
Sneak into a car wash you don't like, and just act dumbfounded like it was their fault and leave quietly.


lol

Unfortunately, house paint holds up to car washes better than that.
Ask me how I know. LOL


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