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What Heat Gun is Best to Remove Paint

By March 29, 2021 102 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!


Contact us NOW!

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