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    • mum1964
    • By mum1964 12th May 18, 12:54 PM
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    Removing varnish from shed
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    • 12th May 18, 12:54 PM
    Removing varnish from shed 12th May 18 at 12:54 PM
    10 years ago hubby built a shed, rather large, he then de died to varnish it, with Yacht varnish. Not one coat but three. Now varnish is starting to bubble, flake and full off. In some places with have black marks. Now I have spent 2and half hours out there with an electric sander, used more sandpaper than they stock In B and q and canít get back to the bare wood. I have managed to do about 2 foot squAre. Shed is 26 foot by 16 foot, so this is turning into the fourth bridge.

    Anyone got any recommendations of something that will strip off this varnish.

    Hopefully I can then treat it wil fence stain as I donít fancy doing this in another 10 years.
    SWAGBUCKS STTD 10/11/2013
    CASHED OUT £145
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 12th May 18, 2:36 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 2:36 PM
    You!!!8217;re probably using the wrong type of sander. Get yourself a cheap be.t sander from screwfix.

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/energer-enb459sdr-3-belt-sander-230-240v/55570
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 12th May 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 3:32 PM
    Get yourself a cheap be.t sander from screwfix.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    And while you are there, be sure to pick up a couple of masks as well.
    Breathing in a little bit of dust/varnish might not do you too much harm but the amount coming off a large shed is a different matter.
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 12th May 18, 5:25 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 5:25 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 5:25 PM
    Bullseye 1-2-3 can be applied over vanish I have a ceiling that was painted with varnish and now its white emulsion after a coat of Bullseye 1-2-3
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 12th May 18, 7:51 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 7:51 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 7:51 PM
    Bullseye 1-2-3 can be applied over vanish I have a ceiling that was painted with varnish and now its white emulsion after a coat of Bullseye 1-2-3
    Originally posted by savemoney
    But was the varnish on your ceiling bubbling and flaking off?
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 12th May 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 8:14 PM
    No but a quick sand down should sort that out its used as a primer for other products. op did say they sanded it down as it just started to flake/bubble it saves work of completely sanding the whole area


    But was the varnish on your ceiling bubbling and flaking off?
    Originally posted by shaun from Africa
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 12th May 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 8:14 PM
    Yachting forums have plenty of advice on which of the currently available chemicals will strip it, but I wouldn't sand it - I'd use my heat gun and a scraper - I'm sure it would be much quicker.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 12th May 18, 9:26 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 9:26 PM
    Bullseye 1-2-3 can be applied over vanish I have a ceiling that was painted with varnish and now its white emulsion after a coat of Bullseye 1-2-3
    Originally posted by savemoney
    Can you put fence stain of bullseye?
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