26mileman saidArgh!!! I have an adorable 80 year old house with wood siding. I have spent the afternoon with a heat gun scraping off all the old flaking paint, for a smooth prep surface.
This is tedious with only one side of the house done.
Any other faster ideas?
I'm presently stripping my stained cedar-sided house to prep it for restaining using a 1750 psi pressure washer. It has worked great for my situation, but I'm not sure how effective it would be on a painted (vs stained) surface and a wood other than cedar. In my case, I tried a friend's before I bought mine to see how well it would work.
Note: Don't go too high on the pressure capability as excessively high pressures can strip away the wood as well.