How can I best scrape striated wood siding?

Questions & AnswersCategory: Paint Preparation QuestionsHow can I best scrape striated wood siding?
Anonymous Staff asked 4 years ago

I have striated cedar siding which has flaking paint. It is a devil to scrape. I wondered if there is a special tool or trick to help with this?

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MagicDave Staff answered 5 years ago

Check with your local paint store or Home Depot, there are many types of scrapers that you might try… hint: try scraping across the grain instead of with the grain… also use coarse grade sand paper and a block of wood to block sand the surfaces…

Anonymous Staff answered 4 years ago

Scraping across the grain of striated shingles will ruin the ridges of shingles. Use a wire brush stroking the grain in the same direction. Also try a wire wheel attached to your drill. Make sure you run the wheel in the same direction as the striations!

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