If you’re like me, you probably think of a heat gun as something that is only used for stripping paint or welding metal. However, there are many other incredible uses for a heat gun that you may not know about. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 different ways that you can use a hot glue gun to make your life easier. Keep reading to learn more!
Uses for a Heat Gun That You May Not Know About
A heat gun is a versatile tool that can be used for a variety of tasks, from stripping paint to thawing pipes. Here are ten incredible uses for a heat gun that you may not know about:
One: Removing stickers and decals
If you’ve ever tried to remove a sticker or decal, you know how frustrating it can be. A heat gun makes the process much easier by loosening the adhesive so the sticker can be peeled away effortlessly.
Two: Shrinking wrap and plastic film
Need to shrink wrap something? A heat gun will do the trick! Just hold the gun close to the material until it shrinks tight around whatever you’re wrapping. Heat guns can also be used to remove plastic wrap and film from surfaces.
Three: Paint removal
Whether you’re stripping paint from a wall or piece of furniture, a heat gun makes the job much easier. Simply point the gun at the area you want to strip and wait for the paint to blister and peel away.
Four: Drying wet paint
If you’ve accidentally gotten wet paint on your clothing or carpet, a heat gun can help dry it before it has a chance to set. Just point the gun at the wet area and wait for it to dry completely.
Five: Defrosting freezers and refrigerators
Frozen food is great, but dealing with a frozen freezer is not. If your freezer has started to frost over, use a heat gun to defrost it quickly and easily. You can also use a heat gun to prevent ice buildup in your refrigerator by pointing it at the coils for a few minutes each week.
Six: Thawing pipes
Frozen pipes are no fun, but a heat gun can help thaw them out quickly. Just point the gun at the frozen section of pipe and wait for the ice to melt. You may need to move the gun around to thaw the entire pipe.
Seven: Removing candle wax
Candle wax can be tricky to remove, but a heat gun makes it much easier. Simply hold the gun close to the wax until it melts, then wipe it away with a rag.
Eight: Loosening knots in the wood
If you’ve ever tried to loosen a knot in the wood, you know how difficult it can be. A heat gun can make the process much easier by heating up the wood and making the knot softer and more pliable.
Nine: Softening caulking and putty
Caulking and putty can be difficult to remove, but a heat gun will soften them so they can be easily scraped away. Just hold the gun close to the material until it becomes soft and pliable, then remove it with a putty knife or scraper.
Ten: Removing tile grout
Removing tile grout can be a tedious task, but a heat gun can make it much easier. Just hold the gun close to the grout line and wait for the grout to soften. Once it’s soft, you can scrape it away with a putty knife or scraper.