I recently bought a 115-year old victorian home. The previous owner painted it after it had been unpainted for 40 years. He complained that the old wood "wouldn't hold the paint" and that was why it was peeling badly.
A painter I called to look at it showed me that he had PAINTED the house, but had not PRIMED the wood first.
I want to remove the old paint, prime it and paint it. Because of $$, I will be doing the job myself.
I've been looking at pressure washers, but don't know how much pressure I will need to remove the paint.