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Old 07-10-2014, 05:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Nyalox 4" Flap Brush (for removing paint)

Maybe everybody else knew what this was, but I did not. Mom asked me to sand the trim on the back of the house and repaint it. The trim had a rough cut, Mom says that it is supposed to look "rustic," and I warned her that sanding the paint would smooth out the surface. Then she did not like that the rough surface smoothed down, so she wanted me to use a wire brush, which did not seem to do anything. I had one of these, so I used it, but I spent longer picking the paint out with a screwdriver than using it:



I figured there must have been a better way, so I went to Ace and bought one of these:



Each color has a different grit, 80, 160, and 240. I went with grey, which is the coarsest. It claims Lasts up to 10 times longer than wire brushes. Does not rust or clog; maintains shape and never loses abrasive power.

I was amazed at how well it removed paint. After half an hour, I removed more paint than I had in a few hours with the wire one, plus a great deal of time cleaning it and stabbing my hand with wires. Unfortunately, at that point, one of the little brushes went flying, and I could not find it. The next day, I saw it fifteen feet from where I had been working, so now I stop every few minutes to push them back in.

I really like it, but I really think that it is wearing out faster than my end brush. Ace had a 3" wire wheel for $3, so I gave that a try. It immediately tore through the paint and gouged the wood!

I look forward to filling that in soon...

What has worked for you guys?

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Old 07-10-2014, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It would be more cost/time effective to install new trim.
Or convince her to let you paint over it
I would scrape lightly by hand with a flat scraper then power wash it removing the loose paint/stain then it let it dry and repaint.


A idea , use a 18 grit belt on a belt sander and buzz off the paint
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ecomodded, can I just turn over the trim and use the other side?

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