Question: I’m renovating a house built in 1917 and I would like to remove the years of built up paint off the 6 panel doors and trim that was used in the house. There are 15 doors and probably a 1000 lineal feet of various finish boards. Which Machine and Media should I purchase? Approximately how much media will I need?
Response: Either the KF110DM or the KF65DM will work with the Corn Cob Grit or Walnut Shell Grit. The Walnut Shell Grit will offer a more aggressive stripping action but the surface may require some sanding depending on the surface finish you require. Corn Cob Grit will be more ‘sensitive’ to the wood surface but will not strip as quickly.
The quantity of media required will depend on how aggressive the blasting that is required. Multiple layers of durable paint will demand more media; however, both Corn Cob and Walnut Shell are re-usable. If you are blasting in a clean area you can pick up the media and re-blast it a few times – just be careful to not pick up anything that could be blasted and damage the wood surface.