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Exterior shutters - strip and repaint

graywings123
11 years ago

My project for winter 2011 is to strip and repaint 10 exterior shutters. The house was built in 1919. I'm assuming the shutters are original and most look to be in good shape.

I see only two coats of paint, green on the back (assuming lead based) with the fronts sloppily painted over with black, I'm guessing maybe 13 years ago.

My plan is to

1) test for lead on the green and black paint, expecting a positive test and will work accordingly;

2) strip the paint either chemically or with heat;

3) repair as necessary;

4) prime;

5) paint.

Any advice?

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