And much of that paint is lead paint so I have to be extra careful to make sure we keep our dust under control. Here are the best paint stripping tools I have used over the years. Some work better than others, and their performance often depends on the type and condition of the paint you are removing. All of these are the biggest contenders if you are looking to do some serious paint stripping. Remember to use lead safe work practices with any of these tools!
12 Best Painters Tools - Painting Tools to Help You Paint Like a Pro
View as slideshow Photo by Andrew McCaul Everyone knows that the simplest way to rejuvenate a tired surface is to put on a fresh coat of paint. Eventually, however, all new paint becomes old paint. Whether it cracks and blisters or just forms a lumpy blanket of pigments and binders, it begs to come off. The ideal way to start over is to strip furniture of the old stuff and begin with a baby-smooth, bare wood surface.
Pinstriping Brushes & Tools
Whether you're cleaning off a chair for refinishing or preparing your house for new paint, you usually have to soften the old paint with heat or chemicals. Once it's pliable, you need tools to scrape it off without too much damage to the substrate. Chemical Applicators Most stripping is done with chemical agents that soften paint and dissolve the bond to the substrate. Gelled strippers, which are best for vertical surfaces and cabinets, are easy to apply with an old paintbrush.
West Coast Eastwood How to Strip Automotive Paint- The Tools and Procedures One of the big, time consuming jobs on any project vehicle unless you are building one from scratch with raw sheet metal is stripping off years of old paint, primer and anything else on the body panels. There are as many different ways to strip paint as there are types of paint to apply. Many times, especially with older projects, there may be multiple layers of primer, urethane, lacquer and enamels between the bare metal and the outside world. Knowing how to strip car paint is essential if you want to completely remove every old layer without damaging the metal beneath.