DIY lead paint removal for mortals
February 20, 2007 3:36 PM Subscribe
I need to strip many layers of paint out of my old house. Does anyone have any experience with the "new" (in America) infra-red heat-strippers? They seem like a good idea, but I'd feel more comfortable with a few recommendations from regular folks before spending $500. The two brands I'm aware of are the "Speedheater
" system, and the "Silent Paint Remover
posted by markhu to home & garden (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
These 2 methods attract me since they don't kick up all the fumes/dust of heat-guns, gel-stripper, or sanders.
Or should I just give up and hire someone? I've done most of the [extensive] plumbing and electrical upgrades on this house myself, but for some reason paint seems a whole different ballgame