Hot Caustic Dip

Hot Caustic Dip

The hot caustic dip is suitable for most softwoods such as pine and some lighter coloured hardwoods. It is the most common way to strip paint from larger areas such as doors and furniture.
Three pine doors out of the hot caustic tankIt does not suit all hardwoods such as oak and mahogany, for those please see our chemical gel stripping page.
The caustic stripping process involves submerging the item to be stripped in a hot caustic soda bath. It is then soaked, turned and scrubbed continually until all the old paint is removed. Depending on the type of paint and number of coats this can take between 45 and 90 minutes.

Once all the old paint is off, the item is taken out of the caustic bath and stacked on a grating.  Any remaining paint residue and the caustic is scrubbed off with clean water then pressure washed. Once drained it is washed over with a neutralising agent and taken to dry.

When dry, it is either returned to the customer or goes on for finishing and waxing by us. Customers wishing to finish their doors themselves can visit our Tips & Tutorial page for an easy to follow step by step instruction with a materials list and many photos.

 

For more information or to discuss your requirements Please contact us on 01536 411461 or go to our Contact Page