Our New Old House

1918 Bungalow


[Insert witty joke about stripping here]

I got my heat gun! Now when I say, “Leave me alone or I’ll melt your face off!” I can really mean it. 950 degrees Fahrenheit, baby! Yeah!

I’ve got two old doors that were in the basement when we moved in. They were originally the kitchen and the hallway doors. Someone in the past took them off and stashed them downstairs, but not before painting them with horrible layers of paint. Since I don’t plan on putting these doors back up, I decided to learn how to strip paint on them. No huge loss if I screwed something up.

(For the peace of mind of Brandon’s family, who read this blog, I’d just like to point out that Brandon was only in the room without a respirator to take the first few pictures. He hardly breathed any noxious chemical fumes at all. I took the rest of the photos myself.)








 Edit: I realized this morning that I forgot to post the last picture I took last night, of the one side of the door finished.  Here it is:


Thanks again to Nate and everybody else who recommended the heat gun for stripping paint. I’m totally hooked!

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One Response to “[Insert witty joke about stripping here]”

  1. December 4th, 2007 at 4:30 am

    Nate says:

    It’s great to see you… uh… practicing your stripping routine in your basement. (sorry Brandon!) I too practiced in my basement at one time. I’m excited to see the real deal once you take that gun upstairs!

    Don’t you just love the heat gun? So much fun. Let me know if you find a good method to get the paint off from the panel trim.

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