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Super friendly and got the job done with no hassle!

Window paint removal


Amazing job. Really thorough job.

Deep clean two sofas and remove paint stains from landing


Bart is competent and friendly. He removed some mould from a wall in my flat and repainted it very well and in a short time. Highly recommended!

Paint stripping, mould removal & repaint 1 wall


Very helpful and quality workmanship - would recommend

Strip paint off metal


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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.

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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

Kitchen cabinet paint stripping


Islington, Greater London, N1

1st Oct 2023

Stripping paint off kitchen cabinets (16 in total). Should take a day - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 7 October 2023

Deep clean two sofas and remove paint stains from landing


Chadwell Heath, Greater London

19th Sep 2023

I have a two sofa that needs deep cleaning (ones got a recent stain on it) and just did some painting on the staircase so will need a bit of help removing all stains on that. - Due date: Before Monday, 25 September 2023

Amazing job. Really thorough job.

Varnish Paint + Paint Removal


South Hampstead, Greater London, NW6

17th Sep 2023

Wood varnish paint removal of doors + paint removal of white paint on the floor around the studio flat. Varnish paint will be provided and white spirit. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 17 September 2023

Paint strip of Church entrance gates


Nenthead, Cumbria

31st Aug 2023

Church gates have ben many layer painte are peeling abd rusting - Due date: Flexible

Remove paint from the bannister and handle so can be varnished.


Taunton, Somerset

29th Aug 2023

To remove paint from the bannister and handle in order to have it varnished. - Due date: Flexible

Remove paint on the ballustrade and handle in order to varnish.


Rowbarton, Somerset

29th Aug 2023

To remove paint from the ballustrade and handle in order to have the wood varnish. - Due date: Flexible

Strip paint off garden wall


Haggerston, Greater London, E2

20th Aug 2023

We’ve attacked it with sandpaper & nitro mors but the paint isn’t shifting! Pls help strip it back & reveal our brick wall - Due date: Flexible

Paint stripped from door frames and skirtings


Bridge Of Allan, Stirling and Falkirk

17th Aug 2023

I am looking to have the door frames and skirtings in my lounge stripped of paint and taken back to their original wood finish - Due date: Before Thursday, 31 August 2023

Paint stripping


Lee, Greater London, SE12

16th Aug 2023

Stair tread stripping and sanding - Due date: Before Saturday, 19 August 2023

Great work done to exceptional standards happy with results!

Paint stripping of complete staircase, including spindles, newels etc


Morgan Town, Mid Glamorgan

13th Aug 2023

Want staircase and all spindles, newels, banisters, handrails plus ornate timbers associated with an old staircase to be stripped back to the timber finish - Due date: Flexible

Paint stripping skirting boards


Ordsall, Greater Manchester

11th Aug 2023

Skirting boad paint needs stripping - Due date: Before Friday, 18 August 2023

All old paint removed from a sash window


Bushey Mead, Greater London

4th Aug 2023

Remove paint from inside and out of sash windoe - Due date: Flexible

Strip paint from brick archway


Burscough Bridge, Lancashire

9th Jul 2023

Brick archway internal, numerous coats of paint on it and needs stripping back to brick - Due date: Flexible

Paint stripping coving, skirting, staircase and doorframes, in situ


Litherland, Merseyside

5th Jul 2023

Paint removal from coving, skirting, door frame architraves staircase - Due date: Flexible

Bathroom tile paint removal


Kidbrooke, Greater London

17th Jun 2023

I have a bathroom that has been tile painted and I need all the tile paint removed. Mixture of scraping, scouring and paint remover will be required. - Due date: Flexible

Drive way gates paint stripped and rust treated


Milton Of Campsie, Dunbartonshire

15th Jun 2023

There are 2 driveway gates of identical size. Height 158cm, breadth 168cm. The paint needs to be removed and the rust treated. If possible galvanising would be beneficial - Due date: Before Saturday, 15 July 2023

Kitchen cupboard paint strip


Round's Green, West Midlands

7th Jun 2023

I want to strip the old paint on kitchen cupboards - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 15 June 2023

Paint removal from interior brick wall


Poynders Parade, Greater London

2nd Jun 2023

Painted brick wall to be stripped of paint - Due date: Flexible

Strip paint from doors, door frames and skirting boards


New Southgate, Greater London, N11

2nd Jun 2023

5 doors, 6 door frames and skirting to 1 bedroom, 1 living room and 1 hall way. - Due date: Flexible

Strip paint off metal


Ferncliffe, West Yorkshire

22nd May 2023

bench ends to be stripped - Due date: Flexible

Very helpful and quality workmanship - would recommend