A major concern when renovating our home was the removal of old paint on doors, windows, skirting boards, staircase and fireplaces. We had many layers of old paint on basically every surface in the house! Because the house was built so long ago, and because any previous updating work was probably done in the s, s and s, we can be fairly certain that all of the paint is lead based. A lot of people may not really believe that lead in paint is especially toxic or harmful as you would probably have to eat the paint to ingest any lead. But do you really want to take the risk? If we have children in the house in years to come why would we want to take the risk of them becoming ill?
Natural Paint Stripper, Non Toxic & Eco Friendly Paint Remover - Auro 461
Environmentally Friendly Paint Removers - Dumond Chemicals
Saving time is high on everyone's priority list these days. Saving the environment is also a primary concern. Manufacturers are working to develop safe, biodegradable paint removers that work quickly and effectively. But is it always possible?
Molecular-Tech (M-TC) - ECO SAFE & ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PAINT STRIPPERS
Alternatives to traditional, harsh paint strippers are making furniture refinishing easier on the lungs. Once upon a time, the only way to remove paint from an old piece of furniture was to use a fast-working chemical stripper containing methylene chloride sometimes called dichloromethane or DCM , which can only be used outside or in areas with proper ventilation because of their harsh fumes and high VOC content. Not anymore. Though chemical strippers using safer ingredients have been on the market for more than 15 years, they're more popular than ever thanks to growing interest in green building. And there are more of these products on the market, too.