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evwagner

06:39AM | 02/21/00
Member Since: 02/20/00
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I am restoring a new house that has a lot of painted over and varnished over wookwork. Any recommendations on a heat gun and which temperature works best? Also, is citrapeel very effective and how safe is it?

joemazz

03:16PM | 02/29/00
Member Since: 01/13/99
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I have tried both methods to remove several layers of paint, probably about 10-15 coats. You said your house is new, so I assume that you dont have nearly that many layers of paint. In your case, the Citrus Peel may work best. I felt the heat gun worked better for me due the several layers of oil based and latex paints. When I used the citrus, it was not always very effective and I would have to reapply several times and in some cases have to use the heat gone as well. Make sure you wear gloves, goggles and have good ventilation when utilizing both methods of paint removal. Good luck, Joe
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