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How to Strip Paint Using a Heat Gun

Learn how to strip paint using a heat gun from Brushed Interiors founder David Sartori in this Howcast video.


Hi, were going to talk about stripping paint.

There are two ways to strip paint. We have a heat gun, a heat gun is not the same as a blow dryer. This has a little more horse power. You have to be careful with it. The other way is a chemical stripper. They both have their pro's and con's.

A heat gun is kind of like ironing. You want to be methodical and not hold it in one place too long. The heat, will loosen up the layers of paint and you can scrape it off. The plus point is you don't have to inhale to the chemicals from a chemical stripper.

Alright, so were going to do a section here for you. Show you the heat gun. [background noise] Pretty soon you will see it start to bubble...It is okay to use this on wood, but, be methodical about it and be careful. Were going to see whole layers of paint come off...It is good to do just a section at a time...This is not a fast process...Wow look at that...So plan your weekend accordingly and always use safety measures, long sleeves and gloves...So it may not be fast but this is an efficient way to strip paint if you are very careful.

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