A good owner and a master of his craft will not raise a hand to put fresh building materials on top of old ones. Any paints, including oil or pentaphthalic PF-115, so widely known since Soviet times, are no exception. But removing the old layer is no easy task. The use of tools such as skin, iron scraper, chisel and solvent - is ineffective and very time consuming. But how to remove paint from a pipe in a more efficient way?
Remove old paint
Of course, modern technology allow you to choose other means to perform this not very pleasant task. It can be both chemical means and special professional tools. For those who do not have enough time (and there are most of them in our century of high speeds), the method with the use of chemicals in the form of liquids, gels, etc. is suitable. They are purchased in stores with mandatory consulting by salespeople. It is unlikely that it will be possible to clearly distinguish between methods of cleaning pipes from paint on chemical and mechanical ones - most often, both tools and chemicals are used in both cases.
Construction safety glasses
For safe operation Different paint stripping methods may require:
The use of chemicals should always be started by studying the instructions that come with it. to the product when it is sold.
Due to the toxicity of chemical materials, it is necessary to observe an important condition - a well ventilated room where work is being done.
A chemical paint remover is applied to the surface with a brush. A good example of such a chemical can be a fairly effective washing of all types of paint without damaging metal and plastic pipes - DOCKER S4 (manufacturer Docker Chemical GmbH Rus.) , brush as necessary with a metal sandpaper, and then the surface of the pipe is wiped with a cloth moistened with solvent.
Decapant gel express
To universal chemical means for removing paint and varnish coatings include a means DECAPANT GEL EXPRESS, which can be used to remove outdated paint, varnish, plaster, mastic, glue (except for two-component coatings) from any type of surface - wood, glass, metal, cement, from ceramic tiles. This gel-like agent does not lead to the blackening of wood, does not drain when applied to a vertical surface. A layer of 2-3 cm is applied with a brush on the surface to be cleaned, kept for a maximum of 30 minutes, the destroyed and softened old coating is removed with a scraper, and the surface is washed with warm water using a hard synthetic brush.
A large metal surface can be cleaned by wet grinding : the surface is moistened with water and the outdated layer is removed with a waterproof sandpaper.
Metal brush for grinders
Remove paint by building hairdryer
To ensure that your efforts are not in vain, before you begin work, consider whether the pipe to be cleaned is suitable for further use.
The principle of removing paint using a building hair dryer: