How to Remove Old Paint from Lap Siding How to Remove Old Paint from Lap Siding

There are several methods of removing old paint from lap siding. The most common methods are using a paint scraper and hand scrape old paint away and using a pressure washer which is the easiest and quickest method. This guide will give the most common ways and instructions on how to remove old paint from your lap siding.

Using a Paint Scraper

Using a paint scraper is a common method for removing old paint, but is the least favorable. Always wear safety goggles when scraping old paint. Hold your scraper at a 45 degree angle. Maintain constant contact with the surface, apply pressure, and slide your scraper the length of siding to objectively lift the paint from your siding.

Using a Pressure Washer

Using a pressure washer is the easiest and quickest method for removing old paint from lap siding. A pressure washer is a high pressure water sprayer. You can rent one from an equipment rental store and will come with a standard nozzle. There are other tips that spray in patterns that make the job even quicker.

No matter the method you choose to remove the old paint from your lap siding, before you begin, make sure you have all the appropriate equipment to do the job. Doing this will ensure your safety and prevent unnecessary difficulties.

 

 

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