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stripping grooved shingles

i need to find a way to strip old paint off of old grooved shutters some of it is peeling off i need to do this myself and before it gets too cold can i just pick off the loose stuff and paint over the rest?

J Roper
Re: stripping grooved shingles

Yes, you can do that but plan to paint them again next year. You will want to spot prime the areas where bare wood is showing so your new paint won't peel too. There is a tool that is called (The Silent Paint Remover) that works really well and it's fast. (no chemicals) The down side is that it costs about $400. It depends on how many shutters you have. Another option is vinyl. There are more styles than there used to be. Some of them are not too bad.

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