We are in the very long process of restoring a 100 year old house. So to make a long story short, we are doing the painstaking process of attempting to remove all the stain off of these incredible tongue and groove heart pine walls. The same planks are on the floors and ceilings. Some are a bit termite damaged but overall are simply beautiful.
Anyways, we are struggling with getting the stain off. We are burning through sanding discs on my orbital sander like there's no tomorrow. Even at 80 or 60 grit, the amount of residue coupled with the resin from the heart pine gums them up way too fast
With such a huge project, would you recommend just going for it and using a chemical based paint or paste stripper to get as much off before attempting to sand or just grin and bear it and keep at the sanding? It took us close to 8 hours just to do what you see here and we have numerous walls to do.
As a side note, we found lead paint on the trim and the entire adjoining wall was painted over top of the stain and citristrip easily dissolved the layers of paint but didn't even touch the stain.
If anyone has any other suggestions on how to speed this process up, we'd love to hear it. We have a ton of other stuff to do in the house so to get this part out of the way, would be a great accomplishment
Or............he used a figure of speech that must have gone over your head. I don't think he is complaining about only pulling dust, or he would not have experienced tearout. He is talking about the lightness of cut. Giving him an option to try is good. Trying to force it on him while calling everyone else out with such condescension has never helped. I thought we had dealt with that before.