Curly Trim Bits
One area where it makes sense to use the Peel-Away is along the bit of trim that covers the edge of the second floor in the stairwell. It's got lots of curves and valleys, and it's also kind of a pain to reach it around the bannister.
A couple days ago Noel applied Peel-Away with a foam brush (which rapid disintegrated under the stress), then placed the paper over the chemical.
This is an area where a while ago he'd started stripping some of this area with the heat gun. It was slow going and left behind a gunky residue. Leaning over the stairs to do the work was tiring, as well.
There aren't too many layers of paint here -- I guess this is not really a wearing part of the trim -- so the paint should come up pretty easily.
Today he pulled the Peel-Away off the curly parts, cleaned it up a bit, then used the heat gun to clear the flat parts.
It came out looking pretty good.
It's supposed to rain this weekend. Again. I guess I'm spending the weekend on scaffolding, scrubbing walls again. Someday we will have a deck.
posted by ayse on 03/29/12