– Paint scraper – Heat Gun – Microfiber cleaning gloves – Drop cloth – Mask for protecting your lungs – Heat resistant gloves – Sander
Apply the heat gun to the top of the wood. When the paint gets hot, it bubbles. Once it bubbles you can use your scraper to scrape the paint away from the wood.
Start by digging up the soil where you want to your slab. You can measure and mark the area with Inverted Marking Spray if you prefer.
When using your scraper, move in the direction of the wood grain. Try to avoid scratching the wood. It takes time and you may need to let tools cool. Gloves will help protect your hands from heat.
Use a belt sander to sand in the direction of the grain of the wood. Start with an 80-120 grit sandpaper to remove any goo. Finish with a finer grade.
After the top is sanded smooth, you should wipe off any dust using a cloth or microfiber cleaning gloves.
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