I just spent two days prepping my natural cedar shake for the beautiful stain I purchased today only to come home and find that my son had PAINTED IT! What can I do to remove the blue Pittsburg top of the line paint that is currently drying on my beautiful shake that I intended to stain today?

  • Oh man that is awful. It'd be funny if it were an episode of "I Love Lucy". Did he prime first? – user23534 Aug 7 '14 at 4:18
  • Disaster. Maybe you can sell the story to one of those TV reality shows. – Bryce Aug 7 '14 at 6:44
  • Make your son clean it up with some toxic paint removers? Just kidding. If you like the color, keep it, otherwise it's probably buying-more-shakes time. – alt Aug 7 '14 at 14:14

There are definitely pain removers out there at the local hardware. They have lots of fumes though so you'll want to be ventilated (:

  • I have to wonder if the trouble and expense (and health, many paint strippers have methylene chloride: carcinogen) of removing the paint would be worth it. Maybe just learn to live with it painted. – Jimmy Fix-it Aug 7 '14 at 17:35

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