How to Remove Paint from a Door
Turn an old chippy, multi-paint-layered door into a fresh modern rustic masterpiece.
Chemical-free way to remove paint
You will love this door! Not only because it's cool, but because the heat gun makes it easy to get a fresh look without any caustic stripping chemicals.
Prepare door for paint removal
Place the door on top of the drop cloth before working. This will catch any errant paint chips and make clean up a breeze.
Turn on heat gun
With the heat gun set on low, hold it approximately five inches away from the surface of the door to loosen paint. Then use a paint scraper to remove chips and clusters of dried paint.
**Make sure to use a face mask when removing paint if you are working with lead paint.**
Remove all paint
Continue until all paint has been removed and then wipe down the door with a dry cloth until smooth and clean.
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