When you are refurbishing commercial premises of any kind one of the most time consuming tasks is removing the existing paintwork or varnish from door frames, skirting boards and cupboards. However, by using a hot air gun the job will be completed efficiently with excellent results saving both time and money.
Alternative uses for a Hot Air Gun
You can use a hot air gun for many other areas of your commercial project to increase efficiency. It can be used to reshape and shrink plastic tubes for a perfect fit, speed up the time it takes for washed panels or paint to dry and to melt adhesives to help with removing veneers or breaking apart glued sections of wood. A hot air gun is a versatile tool that can help your project meet the deadline that has been set.
A Professional Hot Air Gun
A hot air gun designed for professional use is usually corded to provide an uninterrupted power supply when tackling large projects. The models that are powered by lithium batteries might be convenient but often have a running time that lasts for only around fifteen minutes. A professional version will weigh little more than half a kilogram and combined with an ergonomic handle will be comfortable to use for long spells. Mobility is important as for much of the time you will be using it an angle of about forty degrees and keeping the air stream constantly on the move to prevent scorching.
The majority of hot air guns reach temperatures of about 1800W whereas a professional model is capable of 2300W. It performs its task by heating the air beneath the painted surface to approximately 650 degrees Celsius. The paint then loosens enabling you to scrape it off in large sections. Professional hot air guns are flexible with adjustable heat settings and programs that you can customise in addition to having safety features that eliminate the danger of the unit overheating.
Separate attachments are available to help complete detailed work quickly. For instance, panes of glass remain securely in place as the heat from an attachment channels the heat sideways to melt only the paintwork and not the putty. A nozzle known as a fishtail will make short work of removing layers of paint on large surfaces such as cupboard doors by forcing the heat outwards. For working on smaller areas you can easily change the nozzle to another which is shaped like a cone to concentrate the hot air onto a small section.
When renovating commercial premises that have been neglected for some time it’s worth taking the time to check if the paint is old enough to contain traces of lead. Using a hot air gun when you are carrying out a refurbishment provides a swift, efficient solution to preparing surfaces ready for repainting or varnishing. Check Data Power Tools for the best models available in professional hot air guns.