Thursday, June 11, 2015

5 uses for your heat gun

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Hi y'all! HomeRight is always good to me, as you know, and we've given away so many heat guns and sprayers, I thought I'd draft a post on how they can be used! (Heat Guns, that is.)

Here are my top 5 uses for the HomeRight Digital Temp Heat Gun!

5. I remember my bio-dad telling me about this one back when I was a kid. Did you know that you can restore automotive faded plastics back to their true dark and rich color? Hop over to this video showing just that by YouTube User slow96z.

4. The obvious use for me, is to help dry topcoats and paint more quickly.

3. It can be used to strip latex paint (and most polymer based paints) quite quickly and efficiently, and it's the GREENER way to do it! Here's a video of me stripping Wunkie's Vanity before I gave it its Frozen-Inspired makeover!
Loving it so far! @homerightps heat gun vs Latex painted vanity. ..I know, latex. .. What was I thinking?!?! #Eveyscreations #WunkieRoomRedo #paintedfurniture #sponsored
Posted by Evey's Creations on Monday, February 2, 2015
Here's what that piece looked like after I stripped it and refinished it:

Not bad, huh? 

2. You can use a heat gun to remove warped and damaged veneer as was the case for this sweet piece.

The whole side and top had to be removed. You can read more about her here.

Here's the sweeter after:

1. Heat Guns work wonderfully when trying to remove adhesives from furniture or other surfaces (don't use on plastic!).

As you can see in the picture, the friends I bought this rocker from, had used packing tape to adhere the $5 sign onto the rocker during their garage sale. Unfortunately for me, I grabbed it then unloaded the chair into my stash where it stayed with said sign and tape on it, for roughly around 10 months. When I went to refinish it for our #fabflippincontest, I realized that the adhesive was left on there good. I took out my heat gun and let it soften the adhesive just enough so that I could remove it gently and without any chemicals. You can see the chair after, here.

Thanks for checking us out! Tell me, how do YOU use your heat gun!?
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  1. All of the above and to warm up my slippers in the winter (carefully of course)!

  2. This is so cool I have never heard of a heat gun lol

  3. These are some great tips. I have a heat gun and have never used it. It probably would have made things a lot easier had I tried it in a few of these situations. Ah well, next time.


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