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Enter our Paint Stripping Photo Contest

You Could Be The Lucky Cobra™ Winner! On our Facebook page, show us a paint removal project that you want to tackle or have been avoiding because it’s a hassle. We want to know which DIY project you need the Speedheater™ Cobra for. Examples of paint stripping projects: Window frames – paint and putty Fancy… Read more »

How to Use an Infrared Paint Stripper

Remove Varnish From Boats

Heat has been used for many years to strip paint. Infrared heat allows you to work faster than a standard heat gun, without working any harder. Infrared heat stripping is quick and easy with Speedheater™ products. These innovative paint strippers work by gently heating paint to the point at which it can be safely removed…. Read more »

Environmentally Friendly Paint Removers

Years ago, the main way to remove paint was by using a fast-working chemical stripper called methylene chloride, which gave off harsh fumes and had a high VOC (volatile organic compounds) content. This compound could only be used in a properly-ventilated area because of its toxicity. In fact, the active ingredients in most common paint… Read more »

How to Paint a Room

A little paint can go a long way towards improving the look of your home. In fact, painting a room is one of the quickest and easiest ways to give it a makeover. While it’s not necessary to hire a professional, painting a room takes more than just paint and a brush. A little knowledge… Read more »

Exterior Wood Siding Paint Stripping

Paint removal for wood siding

The image above is a good shot of intact wood siding before and after stripping. You can see the Classic Arm articulating out holding the Speedheater™ in place.  Hands-free holding of Speedheater™ allows it to move ahead to heat next area while previously heated area is stripped. Exterior Wood Siding Paint Stripping Made Easy With The Classic… Read more »

5 Benefits of Infrared Heat Paint Stripping

Removing thick layers of paint can be extremely challenging for homeowners, especially for those who have older homes. Before 1978, most of the paint used on homes was lead-based. Fumes, dust, chips and waste from lead-based paint can cause serious health problems if not collected and disposed of completely. Traditional paint removal methods include the… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Paint Stripping Methods

Paint Stripping Eco Strip

There are many methods of stripping paint from wood surfaces, and each has it’s own set of issues. When choosing a paint stripping method, it’s important to be mindful of the problems that may occur. Here is a summary of various stripping methods and what you need to look out for when you choose a… Read more »

How To Mount A Speedheater™ Classic Arm

When using the Classic Arm, it is acceptable to have the surface of siding not be completely stripped of absolutely every bit of paint….if it will be repainted. The surface should be cleared of loose paint. What remains is very tenacious paint, which after heating and scraping, is very unlikely to fail later. After using the Speedheater™,… Read more »