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Was well prepared and finished the job efficiently

Unfinished paint stripping job


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Why book a paint stripping service through Airtasker?

For reliable paint stripping near you, look no further than Airtasker! Your furniture, walls, and fireplaces will fade sooner or later, but all they need is a quick restoration to extend their life and function. When the time comes, it's essential to have their paint stripped back first to the original condition before repainting or repurposing them.

Booking a paint removal service through our platform gives you optimum convenience. With just one post, you can get an expert to go to your location for a professional paint stripping service as soon as the need arises. For your peace of mind, you can keep an eye on the progress and get involved with the actual stripping process as much as you like!

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Top Paint Stripping related questions

You can, especially if you have them ready and on-hand. Otherwise, your paint stripper can bring the necessary tools needed for your paint stripping service. They'll most likely need a putty knife, paint scraper, and wire brush. A good sander material like a power disk sander or a manual sanding block is also required to smoothen and prepare the surface for repainting. For additional materials like a paint stripper treatment, you can ask your paint stripper to pick them up from the nearest hardware store.

Skipping a paint stripping compromises your restoration project. It causes inconsistent and uneven finishes, as well as early flaking and cracking, leading to costly maintenance and repairs. More than just removing the old pains, paint stripping also helps eliminate dust and grease, prolonging the life of your furniture, walls, or fireplaces. It also removes traces of unsafe lead-based paint in your home, which can compromise you and your family's health.

It depends on the type of paint stripper and the structure of your furniture, fixtures, or walls. Some paint removals only take a few minutes before they fully adhere to the surface, while some take longer to dry. Some paint strippers may have to work longer, about two to three more days, to completely clean and scrape, dry, and smoothen your interior pieces. For a more accurate estimation, feel free to coordinate with your Tasker.

There are two basic types of paint strippers: solvent-based strippers which are gentler, and caustic strippers which are more heavy-duty. The former removes paint by releasing the bond of water and oil-based paint from the surface, ideal for sensitive furniture and fixtures. Meanwhile, the latter breaks down the chemicals of the old overlay, which is more effective if you have multiple and thicker layers of paint. Heat guns are also used as an alternative.

Paint stripping isn't something you should DIY. Some paints can be very hazardous, so it's best to leave this task with the pros instead. They know their way around the safest approach to almost any type of paint. Expert paint strippers can also suggest great alternatives to make the job easier and more economical so that you won't have to worry about overspending.

Typically, it shouldn't take too long before you can repaint a stripped surface. You only need to make sure that your furniture or fixtures have fully cleared and dried out with no underlying moisture. It's also essential to remove any dirt or grease if you want to avoid paint failure. For best results, you can check the instructions provided by the manufacturer. You can also directly consult your Tasker and get recommendations from them.

What do paint stripping services include?

Paint stripping is a vital part of any refurbishment project, whether you're redoing your bathroom, remodelling your kitchen, or renovating your entire property.

Depending on your preference, your home paint stripper can remove the old paint and finish from a particular surface using a variety of treatments such as solvents, gel-, or paste-based strippers. They can also utilise different techniques as they see fit like scraping, wire brushing, or door dripping.

Here are some common paint stripping services you can get and the inclusions of each:

Wood stripping

Wood stripping is done in three different ways: thermal blasting, chemical stripping, or sandblasting. Whatever your preference, your wood stripping expert always starts by disassembling the pieces to be stripped. 

When scrapping your old paint, they work in sections and get deeper into the tiny groves to make sure that they don't miss any areas. They also apply a second coat in case there are any stubborn areas. Then, they complete your wood stripping service by wiping or brushing away the residue and finally sanding the wood.

It's essential to check your furniture and fixtures after the stripping process. If there are any dents, damages, or any inconsistencies, it's best to get someone to repair your wooden furnishings right away. The purpose is to steer away from any potential problems or early degradations after refurbishing them.

Door paint stripping

Are you thinking of updating your dull-looking door or restoring its original appearance? The ideal way to kick off your project is to strip off its old paint and finish. One of the easiest, most practical ways to do this is through door dipping.

After dismantling or removing the doors from its interior structure, your Tasker can bring it to the nearest door dipping workshop, where they are submerged into a chemical or caustic-based solution to remove the old paint. When the doors are returned to your place, a paint stripper then cleans and hand-strips stubborn stains, and also helps with sanding to achieve a smooth, visually appealing finish.

Fireplace stripping

While most fireplaces tend to develop heavy and unsightly rust spots over time, it doesn't necessarily mean that you should replace it entirely. If your fireplace is still fully functioning and structurally stable, then all it needs is a little stripping and recoating. 

Your Tasker can use the safest paint stripper that won't cause any damage or crack on the frame material. For antiques and fragile fireplaces, they might go for solvent stripping since the process is more gentle than caustic and chemical stripping.

The former stripping process is preferable on durable fireplaces with thicker paints. For a cleaner appearance, your paint stripper can also remove the residue and sand the surface. You can even have it refinished or repainted for a total fireplace transformation!

Recent Paint Stripping tasks

Paint stripped off furniture


Labrador QLD, Australia

25th Nov 2023

Hello, I need some furniture stripped back to wood and sanded. 1. An outdoor table and 4 bench seats, tops only, legs can stay painted. 2. Vintage wardobe. - Due date: Flexible

Paint stripping of brick wall


Northcote VIC, Australia

25th Nov 2023

Wanting to remove paint from a brick wall and bring back to original red brick state. - Due date: Flexible

Sandblasting paint removal for 10 mirror frames 60 cm


Ultimo NSW, Australia

24th Nov 2023

I have 10 mirror frames requiring paint and rust removal. The rust is minimal but it is underneath the paint so figure the easiest way is to strip it back and start from scratch. The mirror frames are 60 centimeter diameter. Would be handy if you could paint and/or weld as well. Our budget isn't huge so please don't send crazy quotes. Around 150 is all that is left to salvage these - Due date: Flexible

Clean tile, remove paint, silicon


Kellyville NSW, Australia

24th Nov 2023

From a newly built - 4.5m x 2.5m room. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 24 November 2023

Amazing guy to work with - great job!!!

Paint removal from car


Drummoyne NSW, Australia

21st Nov 2023

Someone has dinged my car and left their white paint on my car. Looking for a professional that has done this before to correct remove the paint mark and polish it off. It is a very small mark as you can see from the images. - Due date: Flexible

Remove paint from bathroom tiles


Mona Vale NSW, Australia

21st Nov 2023

Tile paint, 2 layers, need removal from tiles around shower and bath, 140mmx200mm plus 10 tiles need flaking paint removed near floor and around toilet. Have purchased some paint stripper and have scrapers plus those with blades. - Due date: Flexible

Lizette and her husband did a great job and cleaned up afterwards

Remove paint and sand / prep weatherboards


Preston VIC, Australia

13th Nov 2023

After someone to safely remove flaked paint (lead based) from exterior weatherboards on 1950s garage and house. Remove the bulk of the paint and sand, prep and bog. This is a preparation job. No painting required Must have own mask, gloves and equipment. Thanks - Due date: Flexible

Window frames: remove paint, sand and seal


Werribee VIC, Australia

13th Nov 2023

Remove paint from window pains, sand, then clear seal. Clear seal provided, plus heat gun, various sanders, sand paper provided. Pictures show 1 window 90% complete and back to raw timber, second picture shows main window to do the same to. - Due date: Flexible

Strip paint off bath


Sunshine VIC, Australia

8th Nov 2023

Half stripped bath, needs the next bit done, run out of time to do it myself. I have paint stripper - Due date: Flexible

Excellent work completed

Timber clad laundry wall 's peeling paint removed, 1 wall only.


Oak Flats NSW, Australia

8th Nov 2023

It's one clad timber wall of the external laundry. The paint is all peeling off. I need this paint removed so I can give it a fresh coat of paint. 9m long wall and appox 7 foot in height. I need this done this week preferably. One part of the wall already has hardly any paint left on it. - Due date: Flexible

Reliable, did his very best. Good communicator, very polite, I was happy with the end product.

Paint removed from the ceiling


Mermaid Beach QLD, Australia

6th Nov 2023

My daughter flicked paint in the ceiling during COVID and it’s time to get it removed… I believe it’s acrylic but not 💯 sure - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 6 November 2023

Paint removal


Mona Vale NSW, Australia

4th Nov 2023

Sand and completely remove paint from 40m2 of fascia on a 1 storey house. Will need a ladder. It’s about 80 lineal metres and average 500m deep. Need to take it back to the FC sheeting to allow for new paint system - Due date: Flexible

Hard working and good communicator

White paint stripped off small wooden old hall table


Balmain NSW, Australia

15th Oct 2023

White paint stripped off small old wooden hall table - Due date: Flexible

Good bloke , goodjob

Paint removal from carpet


Richmond VIC 3121, Australia

13th Oct 2023

We just had our 7 room office painted and painters got small patches of pain on our Carpet. We need someone to come and remove it all. Small amount in each of seven small rooms. See photos. Needs to be completed this weekend. - Due date: Before Monday, 16 October 2023

Great job super quick!

Peeling paint stripped off weatherboards 8x2.4m


Northwest Outer Brisbane QLD, Australia

8th Oct 2023

One wall 8x2.4m. Weatherboards are peeling from age and sun. I need it stripped back smooth for painting. I will paint the job is just to prepare the wall for painting. Must have expensive in the same task. Must have the right tools for the job - Due date: Flexible

Did a fantastic job, thank you

Paint removal aluminium door


Surfers Paradise QLD, Australia

5th Oct 2023

Aluminium frame bifold door it’s golden paint atm we want to remove the gold paint pictures attached outside frame only - Due date: Flexible

100% recommended Thanks David

Remove paint around the top surface


City of Holdfast Bay SA, Australia

26th Sep 2023

Using a cordless machine maybe a drill with a soft metal brush to remove old paint 3hrs work $35per hour no qualifications needed. - Due date: Flexible

Good worker showed up on time.

Paint stripping


Collingwood VIC, Australia

17th Sep 2023

Old mantle piece we want stripped back to wood and sanded. Is not affixed to wall so can drop off - Due date: Flexible

Fantastic. I would recommend Facundo for any job that you have requiring working with wood. Expertise and an eye for detail.

Peel away paint removal


Glebe, New South Wales, Australia

26th Aug 2023

Brick facade "peel away" paint stripping underway. Was doing it myself but i have injured wrist so cannot complete the job. Small top area and half portico needs removal in next 1-3 days as has been on for a week. The final top section and half portico needs to be applied at the same time and then removed a week later. Also top section of facade needs painting ( optional). Peel away product already purchased. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 30 August 2023 - Due date: Before Wednesday, 30 August 2023

Asleep was polite and punctual but I was very disappointed with the result of our job. It was not what l requested and he took much longer than either he or I expected. I do not think he was experienced with the process we were using and as a result damaged the facade of our home. He may well be very adept at other maintenance but in our case the result was very disappointing. Cleaning up after the work was also not great.

Remove paint /clean concrete slab


Windsor VIC, Australia

10th Aug 2023

Remove iron oxide paint from concrete slab including edges (7m2). You may need wire brush grinder and/or thinners to remove. Protection to the newly painted brick facade and stone step will need to be installed. Smooth actions needed to avoid grooves and keep slab smooth. - Due date: Needs to be done by Friday, 11 August 2023

Thanks for your help, Marcus!