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Old 07-30-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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House Paint on Boat - Removal ???

I made an offer on a trawler. One of the things that made me bid low was that there*is what appears to be house paint on the cabin exterior. Or at least that is what it looks like where it is chipping. I am not a house painter so off hand I dont know if it is oil or latex base.

Anyway, what would be the easiest way to remove it? Sanding?, stripping? scraping?

I wont feel comfortable painting $150/gal or more paint, over house paint.

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Old 07-30-2011, 11:11 AM   #2
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RE: House Paint on Boat - Removal ???

If you know what paint you're going to use, buy some of the thinner recommended, soak a rag with it and tape it to the existing old paint. After a couple of hours you'll know if you want to paint over it.
Best bet. Sand it off.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:50 AM   #3
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RE: House Paint on Boat - Removal ???

Any paint stripper will work, messy but just labor.

Less messy might be the removers that come spread on a sheet of paper. Stick it on & wait, works great on bottoms too.
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RE: House Paint on Boat - Removal ???

Sanding is a good option but could be time consuming. The only way to know for sure is to do it.

I use industrial stripper all of the time and I know it will work, but on a boat, it could get quite messy.

I have never tried the removers that come on a sheet. That might be the easiest way.
Do you have any brand names?
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