First things first. Early on, we decided we would strip the paint off all the trim in the apartment. We ordered a fantastical machine off the internet. It’s called The Silent Paint Remover. It removes multiple layers of old paint at once by penetrating the wood trim with infrared heat and cooking away the adhesive that’s holding the paint. After a few seconds of being heated, the paint surface bubbles up and you can scrape whole strips of paint clean off the wood. So it removes the paint just fine. And were it not for our grunts of effort and frustrations, the whole process would be silent as well. No need to talk. Just strip and scrape. A miserable existence.
But the results are fabulous!
The Paint Peeling Demon: