Re-painting Shutters

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Old 07-08-07, 09:08 AM
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Re-painting Shutters

This house I bought has shutters in the shed. They are in good shape with 3 layers of paint on them. I started removing the paint because I don't want them to have that "painted over the old paint" look when I am finished.
I started using a heat gun yesterday but was just wondering what is the best and fastest way of removing the old paint?
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I'm not sure there is a 'best' way to remove old paint - unless it was to let someone else do it A heat gun or paint and varnish remover are the 2 most commonly used methods.
 
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Yes, the best and fastest way is to take them to a stripper and have them "dipped"

Stripping is a time-consuming and messy job
Not many products that really work well left

A heat gun and scraping, and then stripping may work
 
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Old 07-08-07, 12:51 PM
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Can you give me an example of who does "dipping"? I'd like to try that.
 
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Look in the yellow pages under paint stripping or removal.
 
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