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Heat Gun Ideas
I bought this clock a YEAR ago as a Christmas present. Little did I know that it didn’t work. I seriously can’t believe I paid so much for it. But I should tell you that when I got it out this year to fix, I didn’t remember that it didn’t work. I thought the only problem was an issue with the glass being improperly secured with hot glue. Fast forward a year, and I decided to see about fixing the glass so that I can give it as a Christmas present this year. Apparently the glass had come lose, and someone decided to use hot glue. Not that hot glue is the wrong thing to use, but you can clearly see the glass is totally crooked. I removed the back of the clock (still unaware that the clock doesn’t actually WORK) You can see the original brown looking glue that secured the glass in addition to the globs of hot glue. I used my HomeRight Digital Temperature Heat Gun at 250° which easily loosened all of the hot glue and made the original glue pop right off. While I had the heat gun out, I set it to about 160° to oh so easily remove the price sticker. Can you see all the glue I removed? If I were keeping this for me, I may have painted it at this point, but I simply cleaned the glass with warm sudsy water and replaced it. I used hot glue, but in smaller doses and I secured the glass properly, not crooked. Then I was on the hunt for a new clock works. I searched on Amazon and could find what I needed, so I went to my stash. I still had a vinyl lp clock in my closet that never sold. I took it apart and tested to see if the clock movement would work in the refurbished Jack Daniels clock. It was a good fit, but the wrong color. Even though it was really cold outside, I brought the spray paint in to warm up. After the can became room temperature, I put the hands in this small box and quickly ran outside to spray a quick coat. Bringing it all inside for a few minutes, I took it all outside to get a nice second coat. Now it’s all back together, and ready to be wrapped and put under the tree (when I get the tree up) Now for the giveaway! Enter to win: You get great tools including a tough plastic carrying case to make sure all your pieces stay put! The digital temperature reading will help you get just the right temperature from 120° to 1000°. To enter take a look at some of the awesome projects below and leave a comment below telling me why you need to win a new HomeRight Digital Temperature Heat Gun. After leaving your comment, please use the Rafflecopter widget to make your entry eligible. One random winner will be chosen using the Rafflecopter entries. Must be 18, US resident. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway starts today and ends in one week. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize, or an alternate winner will be selected. Check out all of these great ways to use a HomeRight Digital Temperature Heat Gun.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post from HomeRight. The project and thoughts are my own. The projects shared in the thumbnails contain giveaways that are now closed. Although a heat gun is a very handy tool, it is just that, a tool. Use caution when using a heat gun.
So many uses so little time!
This looks very versatile and would be a great tool to have.
After seeing what you did with the clock it got me thinking about all of the little projects that I have around my home that need just a touch to finish up. Having the heat gun will speed oh so many things on their way to completion!
I would like to try some crayon art.
Wow! I could definitely put one to good
Hi Gail- I need this heat gun for several reason & tragedies that I have been through. I was a stay at home mom,married my sweetheart at the age of 20(I'm now 40 with 2 kids,with health issues & have to completely start over!) well he left & took EVERYTHING(the house,the vehicles,personal belongings ect) full well knowing that I didn't have a dime to get an attorney to fight for anything! My passion/dream has always been & also will be upcycling, redoing furniture, crafts & so on. My ULTIMATE dream is to open just a little home town personal inexpensive shop with said items. I absolutely love redoing things,using things that are not for what they are meant for to be transformed into something else. But I have nothing to start my dream. So I would love to win this! Thank you for your wonderful blog,amazing projects & giveaways! Happy Holidays & best regards!
I have an old dresser that I stripped and refinished as a teenager some...ehem...35 years ago and I want to do it again but the veneer is so bad it just needs to come off. This sure would make it easier!
I have an old heat gun with now temperature setting, this would be awesome to have. Love your facebook page and blog great ideas, so glad to have found you, you're such an inspiration.
I would love to win this gun so that I can heat my wax for my seals
I don't think I can live without the HomeRight Digital Temperature Heat Gun! It is a tool we don't have that would do many jobs that need to be done, easier that we are doing them now!
I do a lot of wooding, strip the old way, I think this tool will make my job easier...love all of you ideas, have most on my pinterest pins
I would definately use it for removing paint for refinishing
Another thought is using for making designs with burnt wood instead of a torch .
I love these projects and your blog, looking forward to keeping up now that I found you!
Some day, I will have to take the paint off of something, and this looks like the right tool!
like the idea of remove Stickers damage thank you
I am a crafter, enough said, lol. I want to try all the ideas you posted!
I like the idea to use it for remove paint from furniture without chemicals
I have some furniture to take paint and glue from....this would be awesome! Thanks so much for your blog and giveaways!
I would love to do the LP clock!
Wow, I didn't know how much I needed a heat gun. I would use it to remove paint, it looks so much easier than chemical removers.
I am so inspired! My husband and I both could use this tool around the house. He absolutely can not stand stickers and this would be perfect to help him remove them. I like the idea of the different heat settings and even the ability to remove paint.
This wood be amazing for all the wood projects that I'm currently in the process is of repurposing. Talk about making life easier for a busy mom.
u would love one of these to do all of my crafting with. What a great give away!
I've saved up all sorts of metal pieces to eventually make leather cuffs with and the heat gun would be awesome to help make the metal more malleable. Love that it's so practical too.
I have SO many projects that this heat gun could help me with! Hubby could use it too. Merry Christmas!
I would love to have this heat gun, I am repurposing old metals of all sorts and this would make cleaning up so much easier.
This would be great to win as mine is from the 1980's no temp. control, just plug in & be ready as the glue starts flowing. Hot, burn the fingertips hot. I feel lucky, pick me.
I would really love this as I am starting to take paint off old picture frames and furniture. It sure would make it easier and way less fumes.
I can think of a million reasons why I need one of these heat guns, but just removing hot glue and stickers was enough...you sold me! Thanks for the chance!
This glue gun would come in handy with all my beading projects!
It would be really cool to be able to change the temperature of the glue gun. I would love to have something to get rid of all the nasty stickers that are always a pain to remove.
I'd enjoy all the different projects I could do that need to be done as well as the ones I would enjoy making some items for the home such as #15 recycle toys into a bowl more projects in my thoughts now as I checked all the ideas you can do !!! TY
I want to win mainly for reason #17. How to Remove Paint without Chemicals. I have an old desk (with soft wood) that has lots of grooves that without a heat gun would be nearly impossible to get the paint out of!
Hmmm...... if I had one of these, no sticker or label would be safe from removal.
I need to win this because all I have is the little 1.99 orange (low temp) gun from HL and as much as I love it and use it, I need other temps! I am going to make the oversized snow flakes and so want to make the snake bowl (love that and I hate snakes). I need this heat gun and at this time no way can I afford to buy it!!
I obviously can't read! Hahaha, I have glue gun on the brain, you can just delete my comment!
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I need one to strip off paint on my woodwork. Everyone needs to make sure the paint they are removing does not include lead..
A heat gun would be great to have for removing paint from old boards I use to make signs with. Thanks for the chance to win one!
Thank you Gail, I love how you can adjust the HomeRight Digital Heat Gun compared to Low/High settings only on the majority (include mine) of other heat gun products. My favorite use is to remove adhesives and paint with a gun. But we could try light distressing and I would like to try to link that showed the torn chair. I see repairs in my future. Merry Christmas in Kentucky
I would love to use this to remove paint off of a dresser that we have
I had no idea this tool was out there! I have so many projects I could use this on! My mind is racing! Would love to win it! Thanks.
I would love to win the heat gun, because I have a leather arm chair I would like to try to repair It is an older chair that I do not want to spend the money for repair costs on, so it would be worth a try 🙂
I have so many craft ideas in mind that I could use this with. Can't wait to try!
Talk about replacing glass and cleaning up messy glue; I could use this, not just for furniture, but to replace the broken glass in my table computer. The feature to set the heating level is awesome for making sure not to over bake fragile items.
I would love this in my tool kit. I could use it for so many things. The possibilities are truly endless. Thank you for this opportunity.
This is an AWESOME tool ! I could really use this tool for removal of old paint fron antique furniture. I will be starting a very important project after Christmas ! My first Grandchild is due in a few months and I could really use this to remove paint from a vintage crib. I will be glad to show pictures of the nursery when I finish.
Actually I really like the digital temperature feature for checking how hot things are like the inside of my oven or a fire/grill for cooking. Great homeschool tool... plus all the other uses 😉
Your projects are great but it would be wonderful for my Quilt Barn signs. Sometimes I have to wait a long time for them to dry.
I live in a 130 year old house that we are trying to restore. This would make it so much easier to strip paint, old wallpaper and do so many other things!
I neeeed this tool in helping peeling off old veneer Oh please pick me
Great product! I have an old dresser that someone used in their garage for a worktable. They put vinyl flooring on the top. This heat gun would be perfect for getting that stuff off!,
Along with all the great uses this could help me with refinishing/recycling/upcycling projects, the heat gun would be an
excellent tool for me in the pottery studio. Sometimes it is more convenient to speed up the drying process on
certain creations. A hair dryer works well for this too, but, it also stirs up the dust which isn't very healthy for the lungs nor eyes.
I could use this Heat Gun to remove wallpaper that has been in my kitchen forever. Thanks!
I NEED this to strip old paint and vinyl, and old glue! I hope I win!
I would love to win this it would be great to remove old paint from my windowsills to be able to get off the layers and layers of paint to repaint them thanks for the chance.
So many ideas and uses. I could find many things to use it on. Thanks for chance to win.
As the owner of a 100+ year old house, I need a heat gun for paint removal, caulk remover, wallpaper remover, vinyl tile remover and a lot of other stuff.
So many great uses for this!
With all the furniture I redo, I NEED this to remove old paint from some of my pieces!
So many wonderful ideas to use this heat gun. I'm sure mine will always be "hot"!!!!
I'm going to take some laminate flooring off my living room and put down tile. A heat gun would make getting the adhesive off a lot easier! Thanks for the giveaway.
I would love a heat gun! I"ve been getting into refinishing things like crazy! I just made a great find in my alley - a primitive rocking chair - half stripped already. Can't wait to paint it for my daughter for christmas! Perfect for rocking her new little boy!
Thank you for the contest and also for the fantastic tips!
I would LOVE to have this. Not only for the projects that I need to get done but also for the items my loving "Kitty" has been chewing. 😉
I'm dying to try the ideas for furniture repair. I have a faux leather chair that has both a few small tears AND paint drips. Nothing has taken the drips off so far.
i'd love to branch out and try new crafts and this tool would definitely help me do that!
I would love to win so i can use it when i am doing things around the house or crafts. It would come in handy removing paint, removing adhesives, removing caulking in the bathroom & kithchen, removing paint from the furniture i pick up in the thrift store or yard sales or curb side. If i had my own i wouldn't have to borrow my boyfriend's!!! 🙂
It sounds like this heat gun would be great for stripping paint off old furniture and around the house! Definitely a better idea than using chemicals! I'm sure I could find LOTs of other DIY projects around the house! Thanks for the chance!
It would be nice to use on furniture in the winter when things don't dry so fast
I just recently found out such a machine exist! I would lovery this for my home and business!
We are getting ready to remove the old laminate in our kitchen and laundry area and a heat gun would make getting the adhesive off so much easier.
After seeing all it does.....I NEED THIS!
I've got so many projects that this would come in handy for!! I've been using a wood glue that gets icky & hard to open sometimes... this would be a perfect replacement!!
A great way to make minor repairs around the house not to mention crafting!
I saw a fun project once to use a heat gun to bend vinyl records to use as mail holders/storage. Ive been dying to try it!
With an 112 year old home there are ALWAYS projects requiring a heat gun!
I have wanted one of these for a while now. I discovered a nifty do it yourself gutter guard that needs to be warmed some to make it pliable enough to bend to fit my gutters. A $3000 job for about $150. There are so many other uses for one that I can't even name them.
Oh, this is a nice heat gun with the temperature reading! Great for removing paint! That would be my favorite use, but can see using it for a lot of shrink wrapping too.
I would so be in Love to be able to get this so that I could play with it on so many projects!!!!!
I sure would make my Crafting life much easier!!!!
Thank-You very much for the chance! 🙂
Happy Holidays, Everyone!!!! 🙂
I would LOVE to have a HomeRight Heat Gun for so many reasons! There are multiple uses for it: Shrink Wrapping, Paint Drying/stripping, Softening adhesives, Embossing, Candle making, Vinyl and Leather Repair - just to name a few....I am sure I could find other uses for it. It looks like a nifty tool!
i've always wanted to use one of these to help remove paint!
I need to win a new HomeRight Digital Temperature Heat Gun so I can work on some of the linky projects and do some serious DIY.
Awesome, I'm in love with that vinyl clock!
I would love my own heat gun! I use my hubby's from his garage when I need one now. He's not always happy as I never put it back in the right spot or in a timely manner!!
I would LOVE to try out the heat gun - so many fun projects I've been waiting to try out!
I've always wanted to try a heat gun. I've taken to using my blow dryer!
Boy with that gun all my craft work would go soooo much easier!! Love the bonus of all the different temp setting, great giveaway thanks:)
My spouse is really handy and this would be a great addition to his tool box. Plus all these links are perfect for gift project ideas 🙂
As usual your instructions are very good. So many uses I would not have thought of and I know of a few I need to work on around my house.
I have 2 doors with some type of glue on them I can't get off.
I love that it will remove stickers and vinyl! That would make a couple of my projects easier!
I have some peel and stick tiles I need to remove, so this would come in handy!
cool projects!! I would love to win so that I could gift this to a great friend who is a crafter! Thanks for the chance!