With a friend's help, we finished using the heat guns on the fireplace. Next up, we'll use chemical strippers to remove the rest of paint. The mortar is weird- some places look very dark, other places match the brick. When we finish with the chemical strippers, we'll see what shape the mortar is in. We'll definitely be repointing, so we'll have a chance to make it all match.
No pictures tonight- that was surprisingly exhausting!