Stripping with the help of paint stripper :
All products that leave a film on the surface of the wood are removed the same way.The strippers are used to disolve the film of pigment on the surfaces of the wood. Once they come into contact with the air, stripping products evaporate very quickly, leaving little time for the product to take effect. There also exists a stripper in jelly form that has a slowler drying time. However, these strippers are more or less efficient since they can only remove two or three layers per application. Therefore, an older wood that might have received upwards from 20 layers of paints or stains can be very long and costly. We recommend these types of stripping products for smaller projects on woods that are new or almost new.
A technique newly arrived on the market, this method is now used to strip any type of paint. The process is similar to sandblasting but instead, fonctions with sodium bicarbonate, as the name suggests. This method is finer and softer and has a lower risk of damaging the surfaces, afterwards only sanding with grain 220 is necessary to render the surfaces smooth. In addition, sodium bicarbonate is a product that does not affact the enviroment since it is 100% biodegradable. The only flaw of this technology is its price. Indeed, the sodium bicarbonate cannot be re-used and a good quantity is necessary for the process. Nevertheless, we offer this option and suggest it for projects of medium or large sizes or simply when an environment-friendly option is desired.
Décapage par avec décapant sous toiles protectrices :
This type of stripping, again new on the market, is very efficient and is certain to become a standard of the industry with time. The process begins with the application of a stripper in the form of a thick paste, afterwards, the surfaces are covered with a protective canvas. The product is left to act for 24 to 48 hours, depending on the amount of layers on the wood. We remove all of the product with the help of a pressure washing machine and neutralize the surfaces. This process is fast and efficient. In addition, it can remove up to 70 layers of stains and paints with one application. Finally, once the stains have been removed the surfaces are sanded to become smooth. Very fast and affordable, we offer this process to clients looking for the best result prossible.
Sandblasting was and still is a popular method of stripping. However, this process is not recommended for wood because of the complexity and strength of this process. Sandblasting is now striclty regulated preventing its use in open spaces. It now necessary to barricade the edges of all the places that are to be treated to prevent the sand from spreading. Despite an expertise in the subject, this method often damages the wood and therefore, considerable sanding is necessary to bring the surfaces back in good order.