home improvement


Question by  ithinkican (31)

Is a heat gun the best way to remove old oil-based paint from woodwork?

The woodwork has a lot of grooves.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

A heat gun is the worst way to remove oil based paint from woodwork unless you are a professional. The best and safest way is to use a liquid type stripper. The liquid stripper will enter the grooves without damaging the wood. The liquid stripper is found at your local hardware stores


Answer by  DavidS (1517)

A heat gun will loosen up old paint enough that you can take a small scraper and get the paint out of the grooves. A detail sander also works well


Answer by  Stardancer (295)

Yes, the hot air from a heat gun is the idea way to strip paint off of wooden surfaces. By using nozzle attachments to the hot air can be directed to provide the best results.


Answer by  HUNM25 (713)

Yes the best way is to use a heat gun. Direct the heat gun to the surface and watch the paint get removed.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

A heatgun will cause more damage to the wood than recommended. Using a liquid stripper is a more effective and faster why to remove oil based paint from wood. Apply in a heavy coat for best results.

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