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Make sure your surface is perfectly ready to paint, wax or oil

Before you paint your wood or metal surface with linseed oil paint or Emente paint, or before you wax or oil your bare wood, you need to get the old paint, varnish and putty off. Our paint removal tools are fast, effective and safe, offering an unbeatable and environmentally friendly way to prepare for restoring a window or a staircase, a piece of furniture or even a boat! Check out our Speedheater Cobra, which offers a great advantage over hot-air guns.
  • Speedheater Cobra

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    Speedheater Cobra

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    Speedheater Cobra

    £310.00

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    The ultimate in rapid, safe paint removal.

    You’ll never pick up a hot-air gun again. The original Swedish Speedheater system uses gentle infrared heat to remove paint, varnish and putty brilliantly at lower temperatures – so you can say goodbye to scorched wood and cracked glass. It safely removes lead paint, too. After only a few seconds’ exposure, the Speedheater Cobra lets you scrape old paint off easily, even in those pesky hard-to-reach areas.

    Lightweight (at just over half a kilo), fast to set up and easy to angle, the Speedheater Cobra makes light work of removing paint from both wide-open expanses of paint and tricky nooks & crannies. It’s perfect for removing old paint from furniture, door & window frames, marine details and stairways. We also supply replacement bulbs.

    Marcus Ericson from Speedheater demonstrating the Cobra at the Listed Property Show

    Safe, environmentally friendly paint removal

    When stripping old paint which contains lead, lead particles are carried in the dust during sanding and scraping, and are released as fumes when using a hot-air gun. Even in relatively modern properties, paintwork may contain lead: although the use of lead in paint dropped dramatically in the early 1960s, it continued quite legally with some paints until the early 1980s. In 1992, EU regulations banned lead in all paints except those for use in historic buildings.

    The good news is that the Speedheater Cobra safely removes lead-based paint because it works at temperatures lower than those which activate lead. Genuinely independent tests conducted by an industrial research institute in Sweden found that, even under ‘worst case’ conditions, the Speedheater only released between 1 and 10% of the lead limits which are permissible in Sweden and the USA. Get the independent test report.

    Gently removes paint from wood

    The Speedheater Cobra’s infrared wavelength activates the water molecules in the old paint and softens it, causing it to bubble. The bubbling is due to the expansion of gases: some might even ignite, producing tiny flames which quickly burn out. This is quite normal and, with proper use, the Speedheater won’t scorch wood.

    Gentle on glass, too

    Working close to a glass pane with a hot-air gun can be a tense affair, because cracking can happen no matter how careful you try to be. Used correctly, the Speedheater Cobra keeps your glass intact because the heat is generated by radiation, not convection.

    Technical details

    Output: 700W
    Voltage: 110 or 220V options
    Connection: Single-phase with safety earth
    Total length: 355 mm
    Width: 95 mm
    Heating surface: 90x70mm
    Weight (approx.): 600g

    This product is only suitable for UK use. Products for US use can be found here.

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  • Speedheater IR1100 RS

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    Speedheater IR 1100 RS

    £575.00

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    Speedheater IR 1100 RS

    £575.00

    The complete kit for gentle, fast & safe paint removal.

    The IR 1100 RS is part of the original Speedheater family of infrared paint-removal systems from Sweden. It’s the complete solution for removing paint, varnish and putty gently, safely and in a matter of seconds – especially on windows. Find out more about the benefits of Speedheater lamps.

    Your complete paint removal kit

    The Speedheater IR 1100 RS kit contains:
    • A large 1100W Speedheater infrared lamp
    • An angle support, enabling the lamp to be positioned over any horizontal or vertical surface for ease and speed of use
    • A boomerang scraper
    • A putty scraper
    • A chisel with roller.

    Technical details

    Voltage: 220V
    Output: 700W
    Connection: Single-phase with safety earth
    Total length: 355 mm
    Width: 90 mm
    Height: 200mm
    Heating surface: 310x70mm
    Weight (approx.): 1.4Kg

    This product is only suitable for UK use. Products for US use can be found here.

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  • Speedheater window scraper set

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    Buy Speedheater window scraper set

    £66.00

    This window scraper set is perfect for stripping an old window.
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  • Speedheater Board Scraper

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    Speedheater board scraper

    £29.50

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    Speedheater board scraper

    £29.50

    The board scraper helps remove paint from larger flat surfaces.
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  • Speedheater Profile Scraper

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    Speedheater profile scraper

    £29.40

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    Speedheater profile scraper

    £29.40

    The perfect blade to remove paint from detailed mouldings.
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  • Speedheater Boomerang Scraper

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    Speedheater boomerang scraper

    £29.50

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    Speedheater boomerang scraper

    £29.50

    The perfect blade to remove paint from detailed mouldings.
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  • Chisel with Roller

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    Speedheater chisel with roller

    £39.50

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    Speedheater chisel with roller

    £39.50

    This bespoke butty chisel helps removing old putty.
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  • Speedheater Putty Scraper

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    Buy Speedheater putty scraper

    £17.50

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    Buy Speedheater putty scraper

    £17.50

    This putty scraper removes putty heated with the Cobra.
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  • Speedheater replacement board blade

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    Buy Speedheater replacement board blade

    £21.00

    This blade helps remove paint from larger surfaces.
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  • Speedheater profile replacement blade

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    Speedheater profile replacement blade

    £21.00

    The perfect blade to remove paint from detailed mouldings.
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  • Speedheater boomerang replacement blade

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    Speedheater boomerang replacement blade

    £21.00

    The perfect blade to remove paint from detailed mouldings.
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  • Speedheater Cobra replacement bulb

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    Cobra replacement bulb

    £86.40

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    Cobra replacement bulb

    £86.40

  • Speedheater 1100RS Replacement bulbs (pair)

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    Speedheater 1100RS replacement bulbs (pair)

    £86.40

    Infrared-emitting tubes used in Speedheater each have an expected life of 5,000 hours with normal use.  Oricalcum supplies replacement tubes in pairs. It is recommended to replace both tubes at the same time for best results.
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