Paint Stripping Tools Of The Trade

paint stripping tools

paint stripping tools

Paint stripping is an activity plenty of people dread on undertaking due to the tedious work it involves. The process requires more than time and effort to complete. It requires the right tools. Without the appropriate paint stripping tools for the trade, the job becomes difficult to do. It is important to realise that paint stripping involves more than one tool and the miracle paint stripper manufacturers sell may not help at all. For the best results, we would urge you to consider professional paint stripping services which we specialise in here at Premium Doors.

Here are some paint stripping tools that our experts would recommend using;

  1. Putty knife

A putty knife is a useful tool when it comes to scraping off paint from furniture. The knife is lighter than other devices and does an adequate job old finish on furniture that has been softened. When using this tool ensure the blade does not cause any scars to the wood. When using the blade make sure you coat the putty knife lightly with cooking spray that is nonstick to help it move quite quickly.

Ensure you also remove any burrs on the edges of the putty knife with sandpaper.

  1. Paint shaver

The paint shaver is the fastest and most effective method to use when removing paint. The paint shaver does not leave patches of paint since it works through all the paint ensuring you have a wall, chair, or any item free of paint. Despite its astonishing performance, the paint shaver comes with great responsibilities.

To use this paint removal tool you need to practice using it a lot on scrap pieces. The practice helps you adjust the tool accordingly to get the appropriate depth of cut before you begin working with the device. On a scale of 1 to 10, the paint shaver’s effectiveness ranges at 9. Majority of paint shavers come with vacuums that suck up the stripped paint that you can dispose of later.

  1. Proscraper

If you are looking for paint removal tool that is cost effective and works great, then the Proscraper is that tool. The Proscraper is a hardened scraper made out of plastic, which has a hollow body that connects to your vacuum. The scraper comes with a replaceable blade. The benefit of working with this Proscraper lies in its ability to collect the paint scraps.

It is important to realise that the performance of the tool you choose to remove paint with largely depends on the condition and the type of paint you remove. Also, you would need to ensure protective clothing is worn when removing paint. Why not consider professional paint stripping instead to avoid hassle and stress? Call Premium Doors on 07481 171 243 or email

Benefits of Professional Paint Stripping Services

Professional Home Paint Stripping

Introduction to professional paint stripping.

What are the benefits of professional paint stripping services rather than stripping the paint yourself?

There are different methods and substances which work best for different surfaces, and a professional paint stripper will know these, and will use the best technique or material for the job. Some doors are special, and need special care when stripping and repainting. Hardwood doors may be done using a caustic stripper, while solvent stripper may be used on other types of doors. A professional paint stripper will be able to advise and ensure that you get the right solution for your doors.

Premium Doors tend to follow a process of dipping the doors in a tank of caustic and pressure washing them, optionally neutralising them, drying and then sanding them, before offering an oiling or waxing service and any repairs to complete the process. This can be done in a day, with collection and delivery, making restoring your doors rapid and stress-free.


Safety is an important consideration. Using chemicals for paint stripping can be hazardous to you if you do the job yourself, and chemicals can stain carpets, floors, furniture or anything surrounding the paint stripping area, but done professionally, there isn’t that risk. With lead-based paint, there is extra safety risk. A professional such as those at Premium Door Stripping will do the job quickly and cleanly, and take away any worries about safety as they are experts on the subject.

If the job is done for you by professional paint stripping services, it saves your time for other projects and eliminates mess. It can prevent stress, inconvenience and prolonged disruptions to your routine that blocked doorways, mess and chemicals can cause, and it means that the job is done fast, with minimal disruption to your other work.

The quality of the finished product.

Having the paint stripped professionally leaves a smooth clean finish, with none of those horrible patches or chisel marks that a DIY job may produce, especially on surfaces with layers of paint. This means that the surface or door is ready to repaint, and once repainted or coated, will not show any reminders of the previous paint or coating, nor any paint stripper or chisel marks. It is ideal for high quality doors.

In summary.

The advantage of using professional paint stripping services for your doors is the expertise, planning, safety and speed in doing the work and a perfect finish, plus expert advice on after-care.