I've been working on my salvaged porch columns. The plan is to scrape and sand down to bare wood, then condition with blopentine, prime with oil-based primer, fill nail holes, spot prime, paint with latex/acrylic paint...
So my question is, how much is enough?
Does it look like I have removed enough paint to apply the blopentine (50/50 boiled linseed oil & turpentine)? And although I haven't tested for lead and I don't plan on chewing on it, I'd like to remove as much of the old paint as possible. So again, how much is enough to be considered lead-free?
At what point do I stop scraping and sanding and get on with the next step?
p.s. one of my older cousins told me today that he remembered when the old columns were still on the porch. He said he was very young and got in a little trouble for using one of the columns as his canvas for his crayon drawings!