One of the easiest ways to remove paint from wood surfaces is to use a heat gun. Instead of complicating things by using strong chemical solvents and caustic liquids, that artifact melts the paint of your old furniture and wooden items with ease.
You will need to
- A heat gun
- A wooden article painted to remove
- A metal scraping tool
- A scourer
- Clean the wooden item you wish to remove before using the heat gun. Use water alone instead of chemicals for cleaning and scrub it well with the scorer. You will have to remove all debris, dust, and lose particles.
Connect the heat gun and allow it to warm up in a safe place. Make sure that it can easily reach all parts of the painted item.
Hold the heat gun with your non-dominant hand and locate the hot end very close to the painted surface. Read the manufacturer’s manual, so you know what the specific distances are. Move the artifact slowly on the surface until bubbles begin to appear in the paint, and it seems to melt.
Scrape the surface paint of the wooden object with the metal tool. A flat implement for scraping is ideal for vertical surfaces, such as the sides of the toilets. The triangular shapes or sharp ends of the flat scraper should be used for moldings and carved wood.
Turn off the heat gun when you have removed most of the paint. Use a dry scouring pad or steel sponge to remove all excess loose paint. Pass a cloth soaked in solvent throughout the article as a final resource, to get rid of the remaining paint.
- Work carefully so you do not damage the wood.
- Please do not put the element painted on newspapers, as they could burn.
- Use the heat gun with caution to prevent burns.
- Use only in a well-ventilated area.