EcoSolve is re-branding our products for a bold new look! EZ Strip is the new name and we are taking it all the way to Home Depot! Because we want our products EZ to use and EZ to buy! Visit our new site today http://ezstrip.ca/ and keep your eyes peeled for EZ Strip set to launch soon in a Home Depot Canada store near you!
Before refinishing furniture, old paint or varnish must be stripped off. Several options are available. You could sand and scrape the paint off, but that would take a very long time. Dry sanding or scraping also has the added mess and dust hazard. Breathing in paint or varnish dust can irritate the lungs or worse especially if the coating is old with potential lead hazards. You could use a strong paint stripper, but you’d need to wear gloves, a respirator, safety glasses and protective clothing. Methylene chloride is a solvent which is commonly used in chemical paint strippers. Exposure to methylene chloride increases risk of developing cancer, adverse effects on the heart, central nervous system and liver, and skin or eye irritation. Exposure may occur through inhalation, by absorption through the skin, or through contact with the skin. A third option is to use an environmentally friendly paint stripper, which may take a little longer to do the job but is much safer for you and the environment. Follow this link for some quick tips on how to use environmentally friendly paint strippers. http://www.diynetwork.com/decorating/using-an-environmentally-friendly-paint-stripper/index.html If your looking for an environmentally friendly paint stripper that gives you the performance of a chemical stripper and the added safety of a water based gel stripper then look no further than EcoSolve Americas. We pride ourselves with offering environmentally friendly alternatives to dangerous solvents that are powerful, safe, and effective! EcoSolve’s Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is the revolution of paint and varnish stripping. What was either extremely difficult or extremely hazardous before now can be a fun DIY project! Visit our website for more great info on EcoSolve and our range of safe coating removal options here http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/
Textured popcorn ceilings went out of style years ago, but many older homes—and some new ones—still have them. While taking down a textured ceiling is not that difficult, it can be a messy job that requires work and special safety precautions.
There are two potential problems that can turn removing a textured ceiling into a DIY nightmare:
- Painted Ceiling: Another potential problem that can make removing a popcorn ceiling much more difficult is if paint has been applied over the texture. This prevents the texture from absorbing water, which is necessary to loosen the material.
More information about the dangers of Asbestos in Your Home can be found on the Environmental Protection Agency website. For testing instructions to determine if your ceiling has been painted follow link for details and full article for removal of unpainted textures. http://www.todayshomeowner.com/removing-textured-popcorn-ceilings/
This article has some great tips on prep, asbestos testing and texture removal for unpainted surfaces. But the suggestions for painted texture removal I would highly recommend against. “While a painted textured ceiling can be removed, it usually requires the application of a chemical stripper to breakdown the paint barrier.” DON’T DO IT!!! Using chemical strippers inside your home is extremely hazardous to you and your families health. Most chemical strippers are toxic and contain carcinogenic cancer causing substances.
EcoSolve Americas has the solution for safe painted textured coating removal with X-Tex Textured Coating Remover. Finally a water based fume free texture remover that is completely safe to use indoors. X-Tex has a no drip gel that can penetrate multiple layers of paint and texture coatings with less mess and no health hazards. X-Tex has a wet working system that keeps material being removed wet for a dust free removal experience. Visit the EcoSolve website for more info on X-Tex and where to buy! http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/ Watch the latest how to You Tube video by EcoSolve to see X-Tex removing textured wall coatings! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZbXcac0jR4
These types of Do It Yourself projects can save you money and increase the value of your home. The work is easier than you think and extremely rewarding. Removing textured coatings from your home is a great way to change and update the look of your home! Thanks for reading subscribe to the EcoSolve Blog for more great posts and we’ll see you next time!
The Anti Graffiti Symposium (TAGS) is an annual conference open to individuals working for municipalities, law-enforcement agencies, departments of justice, schools, community groups, businesses and other agencies affected by and working to prevent, reduce graffiti vandalism and increase criminal and civil enforcement efforts. The City of Nanaimo RCMP detachment was proud to be hosting Tags 2013. This years line up of keynote speakers covered every aspect of graffiti from prevention and youth education programs, law enforcement procedures and practices, to clean-up programs at all levels from city abatement to community.
TAGS was initiated in 2005 by the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). VPD had the first two-member unit in Canada mandated to investigate graffiti crimes on a full-time basis. This unit identified that graffiti offenders are very mobile and share information online and recognized the need to increase their understanding of the link between graffiti as a minor crime that leads to more serious offences. This conference was developed as a means to improve training and to provide graffiti investigators across Canada with the opportunity to develop investigative skills, network and share intelligence on tracking and tagger identification. Since its fledgling start, the event has grown into a national conference drawing local, provincial, national and international participants and speakers. Program topics have expanded beyond enforcement and now include information on public education, community development and research.
Adjoining to the TAGS conference this years sponsors set up in the Trade Show room. EcoSolve Americas had the honor of presenting what’s new in anti-graffiti products. EcoSolve’s Graffiti Go proved to be a big hit and gave conference attendees the chance to create a little graffiti of their own so they could see Graffiti Go in action. EcoSolve’s advanced water based technology provides professional performance without toxic fumes allowing for a safe hands on experience right in the show room!
Thank you TAGS for a wonderful welcoming experience and the chance to change the game on graffiti removal! Now everyone can help clean up graffiti safely without the need for harsh toxic chemicals! Graffiti Go is kid, pet, and plant safe so you don’t have to worry. We can all do our part to keep our communities clean and safe with green certified products from EcoSolve.
For more info on EcoSolve, Graffiti Go, and our wide range of safe paint and coating removal products please visit our website http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/ Thanks for reading subscribe to the EcoSolve Blog for more great articles, pictures, and info!
“I just wanted to send you a quick message to let you know how pleased I was with the EcoSolve Americas stripping product you recommended. I have to strip the woodwork on my boat every couple years and re-varnish. Whenever I used varnish removers in the past they were always very toxic and I had to be very careful with them. I was skeptical about using an eco friendly product to perform what I thought would for sure require a much more abrasive product. EcoSolve [Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover] worked like a champ and furthermore it was extremely gentle on the surrounding surfaces allowing me to move a lot quicker. I’m sold on the product and will now always use it for my biannual woodworking torture!”
Vancouver General Contractors
Thanks Steve for the great comments! We truly believe in our products and are so thankful you feel the same way. It goes to show that EcoSolve can replace toxic paint removers with Tough Not Toxic removers and cleaners safe for everyone including the environment!
Does you car have tar, bugs, paint over spray, glue, stickers, graffiti, tree sap, or just tough sticky stuff that won’t come off? EcoSolve Americas has proven Tough Not Toxic products available to tackle even the sticky stuff. Graffiti Go does more than just clean up graffiti. Our product tests have shown that Graffiti Go can be used on factory car paint without harming the finish. Remove the tough stuff then polish to see a noticeably improved shine. Graffiti Go is not just tough it’s also safe to use with no fumes harsh solvents or caustics that can harm your skin and lungs. Unlike other car cleaners Graffiti Go is water based, certified and designed to reduce environmental impact making it safe to go down the drain! For more info on Graffiti Go and other great products from EcoSolve please visit our website www.ecosolveamericas.com Check out our get connected page and see what you’ve been missing on our Facebook Page and You Tube Channel!
Graffiti Go has so many uses and so safe for surfaces and the user. Our fume free formula is tough on paint and other coatings but so safe it will not harm your skin. In this video we demonstrate tough paint clean up with no damage to pre-finished laminate. With so many uses in one bottle you can’t go wrong for more info on Graffiti Go and where to buy visit our website http://www.ecosolveamericas.com
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