This is a double sided stripping disc. It is our primary stripping disc and its effectiveness depends entirely on what sort of paint and how many layers are to be stripped. The Light Duty stripping disc is better for softer timbers such as cedar or pine.
There is no need to use chemical strippers with this disc.
The disc will yield on average 8-16 sq meters in around 10 minutes per square meter for most painted surfaces except hard lead and hard lead based enamels where it may only yield 1-2 sq m. When using the disc for the really hard lead paint, the disc will rapidly loose its edge after 1-2 meters, so taking labour costs into account, it is more cost effective to stop after 2 sq m and change to a new side. In that way, the disc cost works out at about $8 which is still way cheaper than applying stripper at a minimum of $10 per sq m plus the disc cost.
Using worst case scenario of achieving only 10 sq m per disc without stripper:
- $3 -$8 per square meter
- 10 minutes per square meter