Home renovation is an important part of standard living at the present moment and people often take up this task once in 3-4 years. Though the home gets a great look after the task has been completed successfully, various steps involved in the task can be  quite technical and important to follow. Apart from selecting the right shade of color for the home and the right finish,  it is important to think about how the old coatings are going to be removed.

 If you are planning to take up the task of renovating your home,  you should think carefully about using the best paint stripping methods for the surface and paint type that you are removing – such as wood, plaster or metal.

Sanding: This is the most traditional method of removing paint from all surfaces. Sandpapers of various grades  can be used depending upon the paint thickness and underlying surface.  This method liberates a large amount of dust that users can inhale quite easily. They are advised to use masks while using sand papers.

Heat Gun/ Blowtorch: The basic technique behind a blowtorch or heat gun is similar. Both these tools use heat to loosen the grip of the paint from the surface, it is especially effective on wood and metal pieces. Care should be taken not to burn or damage the underlying surface.  The users must rotate the face of the heat gun or the blowtorch above the area so that the heat is spread across the surface area.

Chemical paint stripper: This is the common way of removing paint from wood and metals. As the name itself indicates, this paint remover is made up of various types of chemicals. This type of product is usually effective on most paints. However, they can be harmful for the user and the environment.. Professional contractors should be hired if large areas are to be stripped using this type of product as a certain amount of safety and security measures are generally required with these products.

Water-based paint stripper: This is the safest paint removal method, these products are water based and contain a blend of natural materials. They are effective on most paint types and do not damage the underlying surface. These products are suitable for use by the home owner as they do not require any specialist safety or security measures