Stripping old oak beams


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george [dicegeorge]

Last night I admired some sandblasted beams
in the HolyBush Inn, Glasbury, Haye on Wye,

origi8nally they were balck painted,
now a light colour.

Barbara said it cost her just £40 for a man to do it,
having covered everything in plastic.

And no, it wasnt dripping sand
(but not carpets beneath, and a busy pub with muddy garden outside
so maybe she wouldnt notice

[g]
 
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stuart noble

Steve said:
Heck, you can make anyone's post loo stupid by making unmarked edits.
If the cap fits, don't pull it over your eyebrows.
I have enough experience with wood finishing not to dismiss any
particular method of abrasion. "Builders" are probably not the best
people to be carrying out what is, after all, a specialised job.
 
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Dry ice cleaning will be the solution. The plastered areas can be masked up and there will not be the mess of sandblasting as it uses recycled CO2 which goes back to gas leaving only the contaminant. Look at the heritage dry ice blasting web site which has some good pictures.
 
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winegum

<[email protected]> wrote:

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> Normally done by some sort of sandblasting. Very laborious but
> effective. It can be a diy job. The real work is cleaning up after.


Not true, there are all sorts of methods and cleaning media now available that require the approval of the conservation officers and planning before cleaning or coatings removal.
There is such a lot of rubbish talked on this subject by ill informed copy cats that have no knowledge of their own.
Test clean areas are always carried out on listed buildings, are you saying that all conservation officers and English Heritage inspectors are morons.
There is no such thing as sandblasting anymore, the use of sand has been illegal for years.
Look at blastrax site and learn something.

Should read 'can shag the beams if you employ a cowboy outfit'
 
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My Daughter has just bought an old house with oak beams that have been
coated in thick black paint/varnish.
Is there any way that they can be stripped back to the original wood
surface in situ without wrecking the surrounding ceiling?
I have used Kling Strip to great effect, it's a bit of a messy process but it can be carefully contained
It brought my beams (variously painted and stained black / brown) of my 15th century cottage back to the beautiful oak without damaging the wood
Found the company - Strippers Paint Removers very helpful with advice too - lots of useful info on their website
 
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