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How to Remove Paint from a Door

Turn an old chippy, multi-paint-layered door into a fresh modern rustic masterpiece.

DIFFICULTY: Beginner

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.

1

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.

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2

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.**

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3

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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Products Used

Materials

Dry Cloth

Drop Cloth

Paint Scraper

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