Friday, 28 September 2012

Reduce Your Exposure to Chemicals at Home, Work, and Play

You come into contact with chemicals every day. This is called chemical exposure. Although some chemical exposures are safe, others are not. For you to become sick, a certain amount of a harmful chemical must enter your body. Harmful chemicals can get into your body if you breathe, eat, or drink them or if they are absorbed through your skin. This booklet suggests ways you and your family can reduce your exposure to chemicals at home, at work, and at play. http://www.atsdr.cdc.go/emes/public/docs/How%20to%20Reduce%20Your%20Exposure%20to%20chemicals%20at%20home%20work%20and%20play%20fs.pdf 
If you want to replace the paint remover chemicals in your hobby or craft room, garage, or home be sure to check labels and MSDS info on these types of products most have this info available online. Know what your buying look past the "green" label and see whats really in there your health is worth it. I appreciate the dedication that EcoSolve Americas has put into their safe alternatives to paint and varnish removal, textured coatings removal, graffiti removal, and brush softeners. The Home Strip product line from EcoSolve has revolutionary water based technology that gives their products a powerful punch without solvents, caustics, or hidden toxins. For more info on Home Strip please visit

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Asbestos in Textured Coatings

Textured coatings are on a long list of asbestos-containing materials that found their way into homes and businesses before federal government regulations in 1978. Applications of coatings known as Artex, acoustical, popcorn and cottage cheese gave a bumpy texture that was conducive to covering up construction flaws and ceilings. The real danger to workers and building occupants occurs when the product is manufactured and when it is removed. Working with textured coatings that contain asbestos fibers must always be undertaken in an informed and careful manner. To learn more follow this link If you have textured coatings in your home and you want to remove them hiring a professional will ensure safe removal but this is not an option for everyone. If you need to do the work yourself make sure you take the extra precautions to protect yourself and others in your household from asbestos exposure. EcoSolve Americas can help with Eco-friendly solvent free Home Strip products designed to take the pain out of stripping paint and textured coatings. Home Strip X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover is ideal in removing textured coatings from all surfaces including ceilings with a wet work system that keeps the material wet to prevent potentially harmful dust from contaminating the air. Make all your home renovations safe and easy with Home Strip products from EcoSolve for more info on these products please visit Home Strip tough not toxic!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Chemical Poisons And Your Dog

With your dog's naturally curious and adventurous personality, don't be surprised if he or she unwittingly finds them self ingesting some toxic chemicals you keep in your home. Despite all efforts to dog-proof a home, accidents involving deadly chemicals can still happen. Most people maintain a stock of dozens of different solvents, detergents, pesticides and treating agents, many of which can make pets very sick if ingested. Some solvents and cleaners may even be fatal to your pet. For a list of the most common chemicals and the effects they can have on your dog follow the link here The best way to keep my pets away from chemicals in my home is simply not to keep them there! I stopped using and storing chemicals in my home after my dog Angel started getting allergic reactions and excessive itching that resulted in a trip to the vets. My initial thought was food allergies but the vet suggested environmental sensitivities and to try to reduce the various chemicals used in my home and more frequent baths. Sure enough I have a healthy and once again happy puppy (she is the one in the picture) it really opened my eyes to how much more our pets are susceptible to these chemicals and its just not worth my furry loved ones health to keep them. If your looking for safe alternatives to some of the more volatile chemicals you keep check out EcoSolve Americas they have water based solvent free strippers and cleaners that are safe and environmentally friendly visit their website for more details 

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Choosing The Right Brush For Acrylic Painting

When choosing the right brush for your acrylic painting its important to know how different brush bristles will  react to your paint. The differences between natural and synthetic will effect how your brush manipulates the paint. Also different brush types such as flat or round will leave different brush marks and blend differently. Learn how to choose the right paintbrush for beginning acrylic painting with professional artist Will Kemp in this video Brush maintenance is also an important part of painting keeping your brushes clean and stored properly will ensure a longer brush life but when your brushes get beyond regular maintenance you don't have to throw them away. Restore them instead with the Eco-friendly reusable brush softener Home Strip Brush Renew by EcoSolve Americas. Brush Renew is a water based solvent free brush softener that can restore hardened old brushes, improperly cleaned brushes, and abused older bristles. Save your brushes and your money with Home Strip Brush Renew for more details please visit   

Monday, 24 September 2012

Montreal Cracks Down On Graffiti

The Town of Montreal West has passed new legislation cracking down on graffiti artists. An amended version of Montreal West Bylaw provides the means to prevent graffiti and requires that it be cleaned up promptly. Business and private property owners are responsible for the prompt graffiti clean up at their own expense and could face heavy fines if they don't comply. For more details on this story follow this link Has your town updated similar graffiti bylaws? Home Strip Graffiti Go is the fast and effective Eco-friendly graffiti remover for safe graffiti removal. This water based product is solvent and fume free that is safe for use on all surfaces and effective on all paint types making it the ideal versatile graffiti remover. Now business and private property owners can take matters into their own hands without forking over large costs for professional clean up and still comply with town bylaws. Don't let graffiti damages cost you more than they have to, Graffiti Go is safe and easy to use keeping your property pristine with environmentally friendly Home Strip options from EcoSolve Americas. For more info on Graffiti Go and other Home Strip products please visit   

Friday, 21 September 2012

Save Your Health And Money With Go Green Decorating

When you decorate your home, you may not think about "going green" in the process. But maybe you should. These days more Interior Designers say green designs not only look great, but just might make you FEEL great. Using low VOC paints and products, refinishing and repurposing furniture, these are just some of the ways you can reduce decorating costs and keep out newly produced products that can off gas hazardous fumes into your home. Watch this video for details on these great tips and more For Eco-friendly low VOC products that can help with refinishing and removing old damaged paint look no further than Home Strip products from EcoSolve Americas. Always choose the safer environmentally friendly option when starting projects in your home. It may seem like a healthy choice to repair damaged paint or refinish a piece of furniture in your home but the products involved in the process may not be. Home Strip products are the safe solution to all your DIY paint and finish removal needs with no fumes or harsh solvents these products are ideal for indoor projects with no health risks and great results. For more details and where to buy Home Strip visit the tough not toxic brand for paint stripping.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

VOCs Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands. For EPA standards, examples of these products, and ways to reduce your exposure to VOCs please visit One of the biggest VOC air polluters today is chemical paint strippers containing hazardous chemicals like methylene chloride and benzene these chemicals can be devastating to the human body when inhaled or absorbed through the skin and can severely contaminate the environment when not used or disposed of properly. For a safe Eco-friendly alternative to chemical paint stripping use Home Strip products by EcoSolve Americas. All Home Strip products are water based and free of hazardous chemicals with an extremely low VOC content making them the safe option for you and the environment. For more info on Home Strip the tough not toxic brand of paint removers please visit   

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Painting Preparation the Key to Do it Yourself Painting

These days, many homeowners prefer to bypass expensive painting companies in favor of do it yourself painting. The results are often disappointing and expensive to repair. So, what causes some paint jobs to chip and peel at the first sign of weather, while others seem to last for years and years? The answer is as simple as it gets: painting preparation. For some quick tips to help your paint stick follow this link If you need help removing old paint to prep for new make the Eco-friendly choice with Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover the water based solvent free solution to paint removal from all surfaces. Home Strip is the tough not toxic brand of paint stripping for more details please visit get the results you need without the chemicals!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Eco-Friendly Paint Removal

Do you need to remove paint from inside your home but just can`t seem to plan it when no one is around no problem! Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is the Eco-friendly solution for all your paint removal problems with no need for extensive ventilation or protective equipment, Home Strip makes your project a breeze. This product is completely safe for you, your family, and the environment. Watch this demonstration of Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover removing paint from an interior door no gloves no mask no problem! For more great info on Home Strip products and links to EcoSolve Americas Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, and more please visit Home Strip is the tough not toxic brand of paint removers.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Healthy Pregnancy Tips

Do you remember the moment you first learned you were pregnant? After the shock and awe period passes, pregnancy is the perfect time to commit to eliminating toxic chemicals from your food, home, and personal care products. Making your daily routines as healthy as possible during pregnancy will make you feel better and will go a long way toward protecting your unborn child from toxic chemicals like BPA, mercury, phthalates and more. Read this article here EcoSolve Americas knows the importance of your families health that's why all Home Strip products are water based solvent free and completely safe for use in and around your home. EcoSolve has the environmentally friendly option for paint and varnish removal for more details and where to buy please visit 

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Common Household Chemicals Harming Your Pets

Pets are more vulnerable than people to exposure to toxins in and around the home. Their natural curiosity, coupled with a lack of awareness about toxic hazards, make them more likely to encounter substances harmful to their health. Most pet owners go to great lengths to care for their pets, but there are unseen health hazards to pets which are commonly overlooked, yet easily avoided. Follow this link for a list of potentially toxic materials which may be affecting the long-term health of your pet. If your planning any repairs or renovations in your home please use caution with the products you use and make sure they are Eco-friendly and do not contain harmful solvents, caustics, or toxins like formaldehyde mentioned in the above article. These substances can make your pet very sick or even cause death no matter how careful you are even just storing them in your home can be a hazard for your pet. The best practice is to simply not use them! One of the most toxic products on the shelf for home maintenance today is paint removers that's why EcoSolve Americas has made water based environmentally friendly Home Strip products available everywhere in North America for a safe option for paint stripping. For more info on Home Strip products please visit the tough not toxic brand for paint removal.  

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

The Human Paint Brush

As artists we all have our favorite brush or tool the one you always reach for use again and again and have to replace the most. For artist Don Matis his favorite brush is with him always because well its attached to him! In this video Don takes us on the journey of how he became the "Human Paintbrush" and shares his worldview and artworks inspired by spiritual faith and talent to create original and striking canvases using his own body as an instrument of composition. Don's life and work challenge our preconceptions about where lines are drawn between artist and art. So for the rest of us that don't use body parts for painting there is an Eco-friendly way to restore not replace your favorite brush with the reusable solution Brush Renew. This Home Strip product from EcoSolve Americas is water based and fume free designed to soften and restore old brushes like new. Save your money and your brushes with Home Strip Brush Renew for more details on Home Strip products please visit   

Monday, 10 September 2012

Intro To Eco-friendly Hull Paints: Boater Testimonials

Today people are becoming more and more concerned with water pollution and safer boating products for commercial and recreational use. There are lots of effective Eco-friendly options when it comes to your boat and its maintenance. The video link in this blog features three boaters and a Port of San Diego diver sharing their experiences with the use of Eco-friendly hull paints. Products mentioned are examples of alternative hull paints available today. If you want or need to remove your old paint for a new Eco-friendly brand why not use a Eco-friendly stripper to get the job done. Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is an effective water based paint remover safe on all surfaces and will soften all paint types. When choosing Eco-friendly options for your boat consider the environmentally friendly Home Strip brand the tough not toxic option for paint removal.For more details on Home Strip products please visit

Friday, 7 September 2012

Shine A Light On The Dangers Of Everyday Chemicals

Watch this video from Organic Baby and see whats changed in the last 30 years between the numbers of increased diseases and disorders in children, the amount of chemicals in our daily products, and the alarming number of these chemicals actually tested for consumer use. Learn what you can do for your baby during and after pregnancy to reduce chemical exposure and development problems with Organic Baby they have lots of easy to follow info videos, links are at end of video. And if you want to stay on the DIY train during pregnancy make sure you only use safe water based building products and practices Review the blog post Do It Yourself Moms from the EcoSolve blog for great tips to keep your baby safe during your next DIY project.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Eco-friendly Furniture Restoration

Be green restore your old wood furniture and keep it out of the landfill you don't have to give up style. By refinishing your self you pick the color, shine, and over all look that compliments your taste. And by using the right Eco-friendly products you can make your refinishing project easy, safe, and indoor friendly! See this step by step demonstration of an old wooden dresser transformed into a beautiful bedroom focal point. The featured Eco-friendly paint stripper in this video Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover made the stripping process quick and easy with great results. I was able to work inside with no extensive protective equipment or ventilation (I opened a window) and the stripper worked fast and all I had to do was wipe with water for clean up! For more info on this great product please visit The featured Eco-friendly stain and sealer in this video Hemp Shield Penetrating Wood Finish made the finishing process fly by and had a beautiful satin finish and great colors to choose from. It really is a true one coat finish made with 100% Hemp Seed Oil and very low-no VOCs quick to apply and quick to dry! For more info on this great product please visit Your comments are welcome what do you think of the finished dresser. Whats your next DIY furniture project got a question let me know!  

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Cost of Graffiti Removal Eating Up City Budgets

This year, the tab for graffiti removal in Ventura, Thousand Oaks and Oxnard CA is expected to run about $275,000. Smaller cities are straining to absorb the cost in their maintenance budgets. By May 1, at least 900 sites on public property had been cleaned this year. But the city can't keep up with the growing problem. There is now a four-week backlog of sites awaiting cleanup. That's discouraging to police, who say graffiti should be removed quickly--within 24 hours if possible. "Graffiti feeds itself," said David Keith, senior crime analyst for the Oxnard Police Department. "The more kids see it, the more they get the idea to do it. If it's up a couple of weeks, it snowballs." To read the whole article visit If graffiti is a problem in your community you can help. Organize graffiti clean up days in your area and help educate youth about the costs of graffiti and the people and businesses it hurts. By helping with the clean up we send a message that graffiti is not tolerated in this area and discourages repeat vandalism. The more money going to the clean up of graffiti the less is left to maintain other important services like city transit and other street maintenance. To help your community use Eco-friendly graffiti removal products and get everyone involved. Home Strip Graffiti Go is a safe and effective graffiti remover that is water based and environmentally friendly keep your property, business, community graffiti free with Graffiti Go! For more details on Home Strip products please visit