Monday, 31 December 2012

Eco-friendly Brush Restoration: Saving the Planet one Bristle at a Time

Paint brushes big and small professional and artistic all have one thing in common they are a tool of the trade. No matter if you’re a professional painter with an arsenal of brushes, a do-it-yourself enthusiast with a few favorites, or an artist with a thirst for expression you’ll have paint brushes that come and go. When choosing the right brush for your next project it’s important to know how different brush types will react to your paint. The differences between natural and synthetic will affect how your brush manipulates the paint. And different brush types will leave different brush marks and blend differently. Choosing the right tools for the job is a great way to start but once you have the tools maintaining them becomes just as important.
When you’re a professional painter the quality of your work is only as good as your brushes. A well maintained brush can cut and blend paint with quick precision. But improperly cleaned brushes and abused older bristles can have a negative effect on your work and lower the quality of your finished product. By having an efficient brush cleaning system you can keep better quality paintbrushes stocked that will not shed their bristles with the same generosity as the cheaper brushes and also provide you with a better quality finish to your handiwork. Warm water is great for all your water based paints but when it comes to oils most painters will use toxic brands of paint strippers to clean their bristles. Old hardened brushes get thrown away and used paint stripper is a hassle to dispose of properly. Now there is an Eco-friendly solution to all this waste that can restore old tired and hardened bristles and clean away all types of paint. The powerful water based brush restorer Brush Renew. Brush Renew is a reusable solution that is safe on all brush types and effective on all paints and finishes with no harsh solvents or fumes.
The artist brush is an extension of the artist's hand or mind the tool that completes your creation. Professional artists and artistic hobbyists create beautiful works on all types of canvas. Unfortunately the visual arts do not always produce the prettiest of pictures for the environment. There are lashings of toxic pigments, solvents, petrochemicals, formaldehyde and other ecologically destructive preservatives thrown into the mix of a working studio. Being an Eco-friendly artist can prove to be difficult. Creating a non-toxic studio can take time and a lot of research depending on the limits of your area but the benefits greatly out way the work. No matter the reason whether your concerned about your health, your environmental impact, or even the message your work conveys there is no better time to shake things up then now! Brush Renew is ideal for all types of artists brushes too restoring old brushes and maintaining new ones can reduce the amount of waste your studio creates and eliminate some of the toxic brush cleaners you’ve needed in the past.
No matter the type of painter you are professional, artistic, or part time you can be Eco-friendly in your profession. Brush Renew has the safe water based solution for all your brush bristle needs, restore your paint brushes and save your money. If you want to learn more about Brush Renew visit Quick and easy online purchasing of Brush Renew is available at the EcoMall a place to help save the earth.

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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Easy Eco-Kitchen Options

With intimidating new terms to learn (off-gassing? VOCs?) and a host of special design considerations, getting from here to green may seem like an impossible assignment. The good news: Earth-friendly products are available in a wider range of styles and costs than ever before, letting you go any shade of green you desire. Cabinets, countertops, floors and appliances all offer new eco-friendly options that make designing your Eco-kitchen easy and fun. For some great tips and tricks to get the Eco-kitchen of your dreams follow this link Not only is what you put in your home important but how you install that matters as well. With any remodel the types of glue, cleaners, and sealants you use in your remodel will ultimately affect the air quality of your project and home. Some products like paint and finish removers have extremely toxic fumes when used where other products like glues and sealants can off gas toxic fumes for years after they have been installed. So always check each step of new material installation to make sure Eco-choices are made in your home. EcoSolve Americas offer fume free tough not toxic paint and coating removers ideal for all indoor remodel projects. Make your Eco-kitchen project safe at all stages of instillation for a happy healthy home. For more details on EcoSolve and their safe alternatives for paint and coating removal please visit   

Friday, 28 December 2012

Toxic Ingredients What's in your Paint Stripper?

Just as there are varieties of different types of paint, there are many types of paint remover as well. Many of these paint strippers have complex chemical ingredients. Before you choose a paint remover, you should know which type will best suit your needs. Knowing how it will affect performance, environmental safety, and health risks can help you choose the appropriate stripper for the job with minimal amount of risk to you and the environment. Extreme caution should be used when using paint strippers containing Methylene Chloride. Because this chemical is a carcinogen, meaning it is linked with cancer, its fumes should not be inhaled. Some types of methylene chloride paint strippers are flammable, while others are not. The flammable ones contain less methylene chloride, but contain others chemicals like acetone, toluene, and methanol. This combination of chemicals poses some potentially serious health risks and can have a negative impact on the environment if not disposed of properly. Another ingredient found in alternative paint removers is NMP or N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone it has been identified as a reproductive toxin, and exposure is difficult to control when used in paint removal products. Paint Removers with this ingredient are labeled safe alternatives to their more toxic competitors but still have adverse chemical exposure risks. For more information on the toxic chemicals found in common paint removers follow this link One of the few companies with EcoLogo Certified Eco-preferable paint removers is EcoSolve Americas. Their certified products offer effective performance with water soluble ingredients for safe paint removal with no health risks and extremely low impact to the environment. Safe Certified EcoSolve products are listed below:


Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover
X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover
Graffiti Go!

All EcoSolve products are water based, solvent and caustic free making them ideal for professionals and Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts alike. With no fumes or toxic chemicals EcoSolve products provide the truly safe alternatives to paint and coating removal. EcoSolve has tough not toxic solutions for you! For more info please visit

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Choosing Green Materials and Products for the Home

Making smarter building material choices during renovation or new home development is a key way that you can help green your home. In addition, everyday decisions about household products (e.g., furniture, furnishings, appliances, electronics, and other goods) can also green your home and lifestyle. Keep in mind that sometimes it takes a little work to make the greenest choices. Different green goals may conflict with one another, and just because a product is advertised as "green" doesn't mean that it really is the most environmentally friendly choice. But the more you learn and the more questions you ask, the better equipped you will be to find greener products. Find strategies to help you make smarter material choices and learn how to avoid green washing here If you need to remove paint during your next project make sure you use safe alternatives to chemical paint stripping. Chemical paint strippers are extremely toxic and contain hazardous ingredients like methylene chloride a known carcinogenic chemical banned in other countries from consumer use. EcoSolve Americas has water based paint removers that effectively remove paint without harsh fumes or chemicals. Revolutionary water technology is behind EcoSolve's tough not toxic brand of paint removers is the safe alternative to chemical stripping. Chemical paint stripping is not only extremely toxic to people it is also toxic to the environment that's why all EcoSolve products are water soluble and pH neutral. Truly safe and Eco-preferable options from EcoSolve. For more information on EcoSolve and their tough not toxic products please visit   

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

How to Identify and Restore Antique Furniture

Good sources for finding antique furniture are secondhand stores, household auctions, and garage sales. With furniture, as with anything else, one person's junk is another person's treasure. When you want to refinish old wooden furniture, look in the family storeroom: Check the attic, basement, garage, or wherever unwanted furniture has collected. You may discover a real antique or two -- pieces handed down through the family for generations. No matter where you find it once you have the perfect piece for your home there are ways to tell exactly just how old that piece truly is. For details follow Antique wood can be very delicate and sometimes difficult to restore without damage to the surface. Some chemical strippers can roughen or raise the wood grain of your piece creating unwanted dark spots when you go to refinish the wood. Not to mention the health and environmental hazards of using chemicals for finish removal. Sanding is not always the answer either depending on the age and type of furniture. So what is the answer to safe finish removal from delicate wood? One tried and true option for safe finish removal is Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover from EcoSolve Americas. Home Strip is an effective but gentile water based finish remover that does not carry the same risks that chemical strippers have. Home Strip is non-toxic and fume free for safe use with out the need for extensive ventilation or protective equipment. And all Home Strip ingredients are water soluble for an Eco-preferable product with very low impact on the environment. Now you can transform old furniture into beautifully restored treasures for your home with Home Strip. For more info on EcoSolve and their safe alternatives to chemical stripping please visit