Get expert paint stripping service in London

Uncover the hidden beauty of your surfaces with our expert paint stripping

  • Insured and qualified handyman experts;
  • Using quality materials for optimal results
  • Seven days availability and full London M25 coverage
Enter your postcode

Four easy steps to get reliable paint stripping near you

  • 1.
    Schedule a survey
    Arrange an on-site survey, and we will send a specialist to understand your needs.
  • 2.
    Get a quote
    Within 24 hours, we will calculate a final quote and send it back to you.
  • 3.
    Confirm and book
    Once confirm that you'd like to proceed with the service, and we'll send a professional.
  • 4.
    Enjoy the final result
    The expert will remove the layers of paint in the best possible way.
Paint stripping in a London property

Professional paint stripping service in London 

Are you hoping to return a tired old door to its original condition? Look no further than the paint and varnish stripping services of Fantastic Handyman! We can effectively strip away any paint or varnish on your doors, preparing them for sanding and refinishing. Whatever condition your old doors are in, we have the experience to achieve the best result possible.

The skilful pros at Fantastic Handyman can assist you in restoring your weathered wooden doors to their former glory. Here's what we can do for you:

  • Chemical stripping: Chemical stripping involves applying a special liquid onto the painted surface. This substance breaks down the paint, making it bubble up or soften. Solvent and caustic paint removers are the right solutions for removing a wide range of paint finishes and thick layers of paint and varnishes without damaging the wood.
  • Heat gun stripping: The heat gun stripping method relies on hot air to heat the paint. The paint loosens from the surface and can be easily peeled or scraped off as the paint gets warm. However, this method only applies to removing paint because varnishes become go glue-like when heated.
  • Abrasive Blasting: Abrasive blasting employs a high-pressure stream of abrasive material (like sand or fine particles) directed at the painted surface. The abrasives remove the paint through friction, leaving a clean surface behind.
  • Mechanical Stripping Mechanical stripping involves using tools like sanders or grinders to remove paint layers physically. The tool's movement removes the paint, revealing the original material beneath it.
  • So, after a survey, your paint removal expert will advise you about the right method and the expected results.

Why choose Fantastic Handyman for your door paint stripping needs

Reliable and experienced handyman professionals

Paint stripping requires expertise and understanding of all methods to get the desired results without damaging the wood. That's why we work with proven painters and decorators in London who know their trade and know how to deliver high-quality results every time. Each handyman is skilled, reliable, fully insured and holds a public liability insurance of up to £5 million.

Availability & Coverage

You can book your service all week round, including bank and public holidays. The service is available anywhere within the London M25 zone.

Complete solutions

Refreshing the look of your wooden doors may seem tedious, but with the help of a skilled handyman, you can get the paint stripped and then benefit from our door and window painting service. We can handle various door projects, including door furniture fitting, door repairs or new door hanging. If you need a reliable locksmith, we can send a local professional within 30 minutes of your call.

Fantastic handyman - van and equipment

Frequently asked questions

Q: Can I strip paint myself, or should I hire a professional?

A: While a DIY approach is possible, it can be time-consuming and potentially hazardous due to chemicals or equipment. That's why we recommend hiring professionals with the expertise, the right tools, and an understanding of the safety measures to ensure effective and safe paint removal.

Q: How long does the paint stripping process usually take?

A: The duration varies based on factors such as the method used, the type of paint, and the project size. To give you a more accurate estimate, we will send a professional on-site to check the condition of your door and advice you about the right method.

Q: How much does it cost to get a door stripped?

A: The cost of getting your door stripped depends on many factors. That's why we will send an experienced professional to inspect your wooden door and give you a personalised quote.

Q: What should I do after paint stripping?

A: After stripping, the surface must be cleaned to remove any residue. Depending on the desired outcome, we can assist you in applying a new finish, paint, or coating to protect the exposed material.

Q: Is it worth stripping paint from my wooden door?

A: Stripping paint from a wooden door is a faster, easier, and safer way to prepare your door for renovation compared to sanding it, especially if you don't have the right tools to do it.

Q: Will paint stripping damage the original material underneath?

A: When done by professionals, paint stripping is typically done carefully to minimise damage. However, our responsibility does not extend to the quality of the wood that is being stripped. This means that any damage caused to the material during the stripping process is due to its initial condition and not because of our services.

View all questions

Your Satisfaction Keeps Us Growing

Ready to book now?

Become a Fantastic Handyman

Set up your own handyman franchise business with a minimum investment.

Join now