Yes, the majority of the paint should burn off.
While mine was burning, I sprayed the exterior of the drum with the garden hose and it helped with the removal of the paint.
What ever didn't burn off, I took wet sandpaper and sanded off by hand.
Here are some before, during and after photo's of my UDS.
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