Finally! A way to deal with lead for us old-house lovers. Rent for $50/day through the mail. The Paintshaver® Pro is the fastest, cleanest, most economical tool for stripping all coatings (including lead paint) from clapboards, shingles, shakes, flat trim, all other flat wood, concrete and fiberglass surfaces. The Paintshaver® Pro has a built-in dust shroud that can be attached to a HEPA vacuum meeting EPA guidelines for lead paint removal
Here’s how Klemm did it: White paint with an eggshell finish was brushed on in small sections, and then wiped down with rags to remove most of the paint. (She did two coats like this, to achieve the lightness she was looking for). For a finishing touch, she sanded over all the bricks with a medium grit sanding sponge. This brought touches of the original color through and gave her the rich texture she felt was missing after the whitewashing.
Cast-iron bathtubs and sinks are a common fixture in older homes, and now we're seeing them pop up in many newer remodels because of their unique vintage charm. Unfortunately, years of use or neglect can make for one discolored and dingy tub or sink! Here are a few tips to keep the porcelain on your antique fixture looking next-to-new.