Paint Stripping and Lead-based Paint Removal Auckland

After years of house painting and old paint stripping works in Auckland, we found that the Speedheater 1100 System is the most efficient way and method to do old paint stripping and lead-based paint removal, including house exteriors, windows, furniture, and other forms of carpentry. Other paint-removing methods we tried were heat guns, paint stripper chemicals, and grinding machines. Speedheater 1100 uses infrared heat to soften paint which results in much less damage to the surface & makes clean-up much easier.

Advantages of infrared heat paint removal

    • Infrared technology uses no chemical solution to paint stripping. It is safe to use on lead-based paints, unlike other methods (sanding and heat guns).
    • Strip house exteriors, doors, window frames, skirtings, architraves, furniture, and boats – anywhere you have paint or varnish on wood.
    • Infrared is a penetrating heat that heats the wood rather than “burning” through the paint (heat gun). By heating the wood the infrared breaks the bond between the lowest layer of paint and the wood – removing all layers at once.
    • It strips faster, easier, and with less mess. You can paint over it immediately or the unit can be used in a 2-stage process to finish off interior wooden surfaces removing paint residue and leaving a clean natural timber finish.

Paint Stripping Removal Prices in Auckland

  • 3 layers of old paint: $38.5/m2
  • 4 layers of old paint: $44.5/m2
  • 5 layers of old paint: $48.5/m2
  • 6 layers of old paint: $55.5/m2

The frequency with which paint needs to be removed from a house depends on various factors, including the type of paint used, environmental conditions, and the quality of the previous paint job. In general, there’s no strict timeline for paint removal, as it is more of a reactive process based on the condition of the existing paint. Here are some considerations:

  1. Paint Condition: If the existing paint is in good condition, with no signs of peeling, cracking, or other deterioration, there may be no immediate need for removal. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and touch-ups, can help extend the life of the paint.

  2. Type of Paint: The type of paint used can impact its durability. High-quality paints with good adhesion properties and resistance to weathering may require less frequent removal than lower-quality paints.

  3. Environmental Exposure: Houses in harsh climates with extreme temperature fluctuations, high humidity, or frequent exposure to sunlight may experience paint deterioration more quickly. In such cases, more frequent repainting or removal and repainting may be necessary.

  4. Surface Material: Different materials (wood, stucco, metal, etc.) may require paint removal at different intervals. Wood surfaces, for example, may need more frequent attention due to expansion and contraction caused by changes in temperature and moisture levels.

  5. Maintenance and Inspection: Regular inspections of the painted surfaces can help identify early signs of paint deterioration. Prompt maintenance and repairs can extend the life of the paint and prevent the need for complete removal.

  6. Changing Aesthetics: Homeowners might choose to remove paint for aesthetic reasons or to update the exterior appearance of their homes. This is a subjective decision and not necessarily based on the condition of the existing paint.

  7. Lead-Based Paint: If the existing paint contains lead and poses a health hazard, it may need to be removed promptly, following proper lead-safe practices.

In general, a well-maintained and properly applied paint job can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years or more. However, there is no fixed schedule for paint removal, and the decision should be based on the specific conditions of the painted surfaces. Regular inspections, timely repairs, and proper maintenance can help extend the life of the paint and delay the need for removal. If there are signs of significant deterioration, it’s advisable to address the issues promptly to prevent further damage to the underlying surfaces.