For the last few years, Ms. Bungalow and I have bought a shared gift to ourselves at Christmas. Last year it was a refurbished old piano, a couple years before that it was a DVD player.
This year, we’re thinking of something to help our home improvement work. Given the great results of my paint removal work on the fireplace, Ms. Bungalow is excited to see what we could do to restore the painted woodwork. To tackle this job, I’ve had my eye on the Silent Paint Remover, aka Speedheater.
I first heard about the SPR at a Twin Cities Bungalow Club seminar with home restoration guru and former PBS star, Bob Yapp. Bob thought the SPR was very effective, safe for lead paint, and relatively easy to use. Unfortunately, it’s really expensive. We’re checking the bank account and will make a decision on the SPR soon. Eco-Strip has the SPR on sale for $399 (reg. $465) until December 31, so if we act fast paint stripping might become one of my New Year’s resolutions.