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Posted: 8/27/2005 8:55:24 AM EDT
When I was a kid back in the 70's my father painted our house. It had multiple coats of pain so he used a thing called a heating iron ( at least thats what he called it) It melted the paint so it would come off the wood easily. It was a rectangular shaped thing about 3" x 5" that had a heating eliment in it. So I'm in the process of painting my porch and tring to melt off many coats of paint also. I am using a heat gun though. Its takes quite a while because you can't apply heat to a very large area. I have looked high & low locally and on the internet but can't find anything like this.

Does anyone know if the still make heating irons? Any ideas where I could find one? Thanks zeekh
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:56:44 AM EDT
Not up, down! Side, side.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:58:55 AM EDT
Shure do. Go to a dedicated paint store for a good one. You can also burn your house down if your not carefull
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:05:30 AM EDT
Man, that sounds like a lot work
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:33:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARMALITE-FAN:
Shure do. Go to a dedicated paint store for a good one. You can also burn your house down if your not carefull



Have you actually seem one recently? That would make me feel better cause at least I would knoe they still make them. I've been to a couple dedicated paint stores. They don't have them. Maybe they don't sell them here in NY. Some of the help have never heard of a heating iron. The internet painting stores have nothing either. Or at least the websites I've been to

Yeah I know you can burn your house down this way if you not careful. The heat gun I'm using could have the same results. I keep a garden hose handy.


Man, that sounds like a lot work


Yes it is. But the paint is built up so bad on my porch it peels new paint off the following year. So I fgure if I take all the old paint off I can at least start over.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:35:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 9:37:06 AM EDT by zeekh]

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Not up, down! Side, side.



I assume your tlking about brush strokes
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:48:17 AM EDT
I do a lot of painting in my remodel business. My perfered method for exterior paint removal is a 3000 psi pressure washer. It will remove all paint bar none. You must be careful not to destroy wood that is partially rotten. Everything said and done I can rent a washer, power blast the area, repair any incidental wood damage and prime the area. All of this in less time than it would take to heat strip and time is money. If you must use heat the Burnzamatic propane torches are a cost effective way to go.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 10:06:07 AM EDT
Pressure washer and hand scraper. Use the pressure washer, then give it a few dats to dry out. The paint that isn't removed by the pressure washer will start to lift up around the edges from the drying out. Scrape what is left. If it wont come off with that, leave it and paint over it.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 10:09:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By zeekh:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Not up, down! Side, side.



I assume your tlking about brush strokes




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