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March 2021

What Heat Gun is Best to Remove Paint

By March 29, 2021 1948 Views No comments

What Heat Gun is Best to Remove Paint

What Heat Gun is Best to Remove Paint

Are you needing to remove old paint from metal, bricks, or other surfaces? These surfaces are ideal for an electric heat gun application and Mr. Shrinkwrap has you covered!

While there are many options for removing paint from a surface, using an electric heat gun is one of the most efficient.


The idea here is that you apply heat to the paint to soften the layers and then simply peel or scrape the unwanted paint away! Magic! (or perhaps, science...either way it is still cool and very easy)!


Electric heat guns are ideal when wanting to remove paint from the following surfaces:

  • Metal
  • Brick
  • Wood
  • Concrete
  • Stone

Heat guns can be used in indoor and outdoor applications. There are a few key safety precautions that should be taken before using an electric heat gun to remove paint.

Safety First!

Before starting any project where a heat gun will be used, be sure to dress appropriately. This will include but is not limited to, closed-toed shoes, long sleeve shirt, long pants, gloves, and protective eyewear.

Pro Tip!

Mr. Shrinkwrap recommends using welding-style gloves. We offer several appropriate options here!


If you think there is any possibility that the paint you are removing could have lead in it be sure to wear a respirator to protect your lungs. Even if the paint does not have lead in it Mr. Shrinkwrap highly recommends wearing a face mask or covering so you do not breathe in paint fumes.


When using an electric heat gun be sure to allow time for the heat gun to heat up prior to starting and then of course allow a reasonable amount of time for the heat gun to cool off before putting it away.


Be sure to be mindful of any exposed skin and never point a heat gun at yourself or anyone else.

Electric Heat Gun Options

Mr. Shrinkwrap is a distributor for three electric heat gun brands:


Master heat guns are designed for long-term, quality use in personal, professional, and industrial settings. Master brand heat guns are heavy-duty, rugged, reliable, and provides high-volume airflow. Master heat guns range in price from $49.00 - $122.00.


Steinel heat guns are known for precision control, versatility, longevity, and peak performance. Steinel offers general use, professional and industrial strength heat guns depending on your needs. Steinel heat guns range from $69.00 - $450.00 depending on power, carrying case, and accessories.


UltraHeat heat guns are lightweight and easy to use and offer quick heat-up and quiet operation. UltraHEAT tools are extremely versatile and a great value for most intermittent applications. UltraHeat heat guns range in price from $39.00 - $95.00.


When deciding exactly which make or model is right for you, we highly recommend speaking with one of our heat gun experts.

We enjoy helping you reach your goals!

If you have any questions about these products and what you need for your next project, please give us a call at 866-824-9011. We look forward to helping you meet your needs!


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What heat tools are best to wrap my particular products?

By March 22, 2021 684 Views No comments

What heat tools are best to wrap my particular products?

What heat tools are best to wrap my particular products?

Are you a small business owner who needs to wrap your products?

Perhaps you make handcrafted bar soaps or candles and need an efficient way to wrap your products before shipping from your Etsy shop. Well, Mr. Shrinkwrap has you covered!

Mr. Shrinkwrap has all of the tools you will need to successfully wrap your products to keep them free of dust or debris while providing a clean and professional look.

Your primary tools will include:

  • Hand Operated Impulse Sealer
  • Heat Guns
  • Polyolefin Shrink Film

Hand Operated Impulse Sealers

Impulse sealers are easy to operate and create a strong bond on various types of plastic or plastic-coated packaging. These sealers allow you to get as close to the product inside the packaging before sealing which creates a clean and professional look. Impulse sealers do not require any “warm-up” time making them ready to use as soon as they are turned on.

Pro Tip!

The experts at Mr. Shrinkwrap recommend selecting the 16” wide Impluse Sealer especially if it is your first one as this size can handle almost any job.

Impulse sealers range in price from $123 - $264.

If you are needing sealers for mid to high-volume production, Mr. Shrinkwrap offers other Compact Sealing Systems.

Heat Guns

While impulse sealers simply apply heat from a bar to seal a plastic bag or another plastic packaging, you may be looking for a more final product appearance. If you are wanting to tightly seal plastic around your soap or other products, you will need a heat gun.

For industrial applications, Mr. Shrinkwrap recommends propane heat guns, however, for a small business or Etsy shop, electric heat guns are typically a better option.

If you are interested in learning more about our propane heat guns, read our blogs:

The Steinel UltraHeat SV 800 Heat Gun is a dual temperature electric heat gun with a low setting of 600℉ and a high setting of 950℉. This heat gun has an industrial-grade cord and can be purchased for under $50.

If you are looking for an electric heat gun with a little more power, Mr. Shrinkwrap has you covered!

The Steinel Professional HG 2320 E Heat Gun offers an impressive range of temperatures between 120℉ to 1,200℉. The temperature is controlled by a simple toggle featuring making is very easy to use and ensures a precise application of heat onto your wrapped products. This heat gun can be purchased for under $300.

Polyolefin Shrink Film

Now that we covered the tools you will need to wrap your product, you will definitely need the actually wrapping materials as well!

Polyolefin shrink film (POF) is the perfect product when wrapping retail items.

Let’s break down what makes POF the right choice for your products:

  • Premium quality shrink wrap
  • Made of 100% recyclable materials
  • Excellent clarity and glossy shelf appearance
  • Ability to heat shrink quickly and completely
  • Durable, versatile, low cost
  • Excellent for bundling multiple items together
  • Cross-linked POF is great for high-speed applications, providing added strength without compromising clarity and prevents build-up on sealing components
  • More durable and not as affected by temperature changes
  • FDA approved for food contact
  • Excellent tensile-strength and propagation-to-tear
  • Pre-perforated POF is available

If you want to learn even more about Polyolefin Shrink Film check out our blog post here!

Share what products you are wrapping in the comments below!

We enjoy helping you reach your goals!

If you have any questions about these products and what you need for your next project, please give us a call at 866-824-9011. We look forward to helping you meet your needs!

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Service Spotlight! Contract Packaging

By March 9, 2021 500 Views No comments

Service Spotlight

Did you know that Mr. Shrinkwrap can wrap your products for you?

Mr. Shrinkwrap offers Contract Packaging Services including repackaging, co-packing, and palletization. We specialize in small-batch services and have the capabilities to receive, wrap and ship all of your goods in a short turnaround time. We use our in-house sealers and heat tunnel machines in conjunction with high-quality film to pack the items you need either bundled, multi-packed, or wrapped individually.

Why use Contract Packaging?

Contract Packaging allows you to streamline your process and utilize our equipment and 20+ years of expertise. By using a contracting service you don’t have to worry about high start-up costs including equipment, materials, warehouse space, labor, and training. With our team of experts, your result will be a tight polyolefin shrink wrapped product that is suitable for a display shelf or for shipping directly to a customer as a tamper-evident and moisture resistant layer.

Benefits of Contract Packaging

  • Cost Benefits
  • Quality Assurance
  • Expert Experience

What is Repackaging?

Repackaging is when your products are sent to our warehouse and our team of professionals wrap the products in polyolefin shrink wrap then ship them to your preferred destination.

What is Co-Packing?

Co-packing is when your products along with boxes or containers are sent to our warehouse and our team packs your products into those boxes then wraps the boxes in polyolefin shrink wrap. After your products are wrapped they can be shipped to any destination.

What is Palletization?

Once we have packaged and shrink wrapped your products we will stack them on pallets and secure those with tight stretch film. We utilize LTL Shipping Services to have your pallets delivered to any destination.

We enjoy helping you reach your goals!

If you would like to schedule or get a quote for your products to be shrink wrapped, or if you have any questions about the process, please give us a call at 866-824-9011. We look forward to helping you meet your needs!

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