When it comes to paint removal, infrared heat strippers remove paint quickly and easily. The infrared heat method is safer and gentler for wood and the environment than any other method of paint removal. However, not all infrared paint strippers are created equal. In terms of safety, efficiency, and quality, our Speedheater™ products beat the competition time and time again.
Swedish inventor, Birger Ericson, designed the Speedheater™ Standard 1100 Infrared (IR) Paint Remover in the 1990s. The Speedheater™ 1100 has been available in the U.S. and Canada from Eco-Strip since 2003. All Speedheater™ products and accessories continue to be manufactured in Sweden.
Both the Silent Paint Remover and Heat-N-Strip are copies of the original Speedheater™ design. In fact, the original Silent Paint Remover manufactured in 2006 looks identical to the Speedheater™ 1100. The only visible difference is that the Speedheater™ 1100 has SPEEDHEATER embossed on its metal end plates, while the Silent Paint Remover says HEATER 1100. Buyers should be extremely cautious when purchasing an infrared paint stripping system.
In 2006, the Speedheater™ 1100 Infrared Paint Remover passed international electrical safety testing and received certification from the Underwriters Laboratory (UL). Since that time, all upgrades made to the Speedheater™ 1100 design are retested and recertified by UL. Large hardware and paint stores in the United States require UL certification.
Neither the Silent Paint Remover nor the Heat-N-Strip has received UL certification.
In addition to being internationally UL-certified, the Speedheater™ 1100 conforms to European Union CE health, safety and environmental requirements.
The Silent Paint Remover and Heat-N-Strip do not document their compliance with any electrical or manufacturing standards, nor list the location of their manufacturing plants.
The original design of the Speedheater™ 1100 has been upgraded a number of times since its release in the United States. Upgrades exclusive to the Speedheater™ 1100 include changing to more durable bulbs and installing shock absorbers on these bulbs to reduce their breakage on impact.
Lead Paint Safety
The Speedheater™ 1100-15 has passed independent testing both in the US and Sweden regarding its safety in not creating toxic lead fumes. The Speedheater™ operates effectively when heating paint to 400-500℉. Lead vaporizes when heated over 1000℉. The Speedheater™ does not create lead fumes and is compliant with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws.
Eco-Strip customers have been especially pleased with the support they’ve received regarding product selection, order processing, and troubleshooting. In fact, in our free consultations with customers, we recommend other paint stripping methods if our Speedheater™ Method does not fit their specific applications.
Bob Yapp of Belvedere Preservation School commented on Facebook,
“Of all the companies I deal with, Eco-Strip is hands down the best. Fast and honest responses and of course, based on testing, the very best infrared paint removal devises on the market. I’ve purchased 15 of their products for my preservation artisan trade school.”
Customers frequently complain to us about the lack of support they’ve received from Viking Sales/Silent Paint Remover.
Eco-Strip strives to provide our customers with the best paint removal products and exceptional customer service. Please contact us for more information about Speedheater™ products.