Portable Steam Paint and Putty StripperAs seen in the Old House Journal June 2006
Finally, a low cost, fast, safe stripping solution that
greatly reduces the hazards of lead paint and putty removal.
For information on Lead Paint Safety, download PDF booklet (1.8MB) by the CDC and HUD
Stripper uses the power of steam to help strip old paint and
putty from sash and trim. Just 30-60 seconds softens putty and paint
Benefits and safety
To use for removing paint buildup on jams, sills and trim. Watch the "Steam Paint Removal" video at Historic HomeWorks."
ALso check out the article in the May-June 2006 Old House Journal
John Leeke, American Preservationeer, says
"It's the greatest thing since sliced bread!"For more details link over to the Historic Homeworks Forum
for John's discussion on the topic. See what other users have to say.
"Note: More effective paint removal can be obtained with a head modified for steam paint stripping. Check out the discussion Forum at the Historic Homeworks web site for more information on steam paint stripping."
If you have a number of windows to strip, check out my easy to build steam cabinet, It requires only a couple of hours to build and will save many hours struggling to remove paint and putty from your old windows. Check out the streaming video sash deglazing demonstration using the steamer with cabinet.
DIY homeowners will find this unit affordable and easy to use.
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"Steam Paint Removal"
Restoration Report by John Leeke, nationally known preservation consultant. John Leeke's Field Report on Steam Paint Removal. Report covers methods, techniques, equipment, sources, making custom steam heads and profiles three steam paint removal projects.
21 pages, 23 illustrations, 2 step-by-step methods
$14.95 - PDF doc sent via email.
Below is unedited video demonstrating removal of old putty using the Portable Steam Stripper
Total elapsed time less than 1 minute from starting of steam operation to removal of putty to bare wood.
Individual results will vary based on
age and condition of glazing.