Monday, 29 October 2012

The Effect Of Color

Color is one of the fundamental elements of our existence, and defines our world in such deep ways that its effects are nearly imperceptible. It intersects the worlds of art, psychology, culture, and more, creating meaning and influencing behavior every step of the way. Most fascinating are the choices we make, both subconsciously and consciously, to use color to impact each other and reflect our internal states. Watch this video and see how color affects you If you want to change up the colors in your home there are lots of options from small accent pieces for a pop of color to total room transformations. Colors have different meanings for different people so take some time finding out what works best for your living space. If you need to remove old paint colors to make room for new choose to use safe paint removal products from EcoSolve Americas. EcoSolve has Eco-friendly paint strippers that get the job done without the need for toxic chemicals. So the next time you want to switch up the colors in your life think green with EcoSolve Americas. For more details on EcoSolve and their Eco-friendly Home Strip products please visit

Friday, 26 October 2012

Go Graffiti Go!

It may have been a hot summer for Jenny Hamilton and her team, but she is committed to help making London streets a lot more graffiti free. The team cleaned up graffiti wherever it was found, both on public and private property. The environmentally friendly cleaning product the team uses Graffiti Go cleaned up a lot of graffiti this year as they strived to brake their record of 1200 clean up sites last year. For the full article follow the link here Graffiti Go is truly the green graffiti remover of choice making a difference cleaning up London, Ontario's communities. Help breathe new life into your community with environmentally friendly products from EcoSolve Americas. Graffiti Go has fast and effective water based technology that eliminates the need for toxic solvents and caustics making it ideal for safe and effective graffiti removal. For more details on Graffiti Go or other Home Strip products please visit

Thursday, 25 October 2012

The Break Down On Gas Emissions And VOCs

How do VOCs and Gas Emissions effect us and the planet? Julia Black, assistant designer on Pure Design, shares her green knowledge in this web series. In this episode, Julia explains VOCs, gas emissions, and how you can eliminate unhealthy materials from your home. Follow this link and see what you can do to improve the air quality in your home If your looking for a way to eliminate air polluters in your home remove them safely with Home Strip products from EcoSolve Americas. Adhesives, glues, paints, varnishes, and coatings can contain VOCs that off gas or pollute the air in your home, some for years after they have been installed. These pollutants can make you very sick so remove them from your home with Eco-friendly options from EcoSolve. For more details on Home Strip products please visit

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Keeping Your Pets Safe From Asbestos Exposure – Hidden Household Dangers

Pets that are exposed to asbestos are at risk of having mesothelioma cancer. This is why it is important that as a pet owner, you make sure that your home environment is safe for your pet. Keep your pets safe from asbestos exposure by learning about the hidden dangers around your household. Asbestos particles pose a huge threat to pets. These tiny particles can become the source of mesothelioma cancer in your pets, so keep your beloved pets safe and protected from asbestos exposure, both in and out of the home. Here is a 10-points pet-safe asbestos hazard advisory guide to help you keep your pets safe from asbestos exposure. If you find asbestos in your textured walls or ceiling remove it safely with X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover the Eco-friendly Home Strip product from EcoSolve Americas. Textured coatings used prior to 1980s commonly contained asbestos fibers and could pose serious health risks to you and your family if disturbed not just from renovations but also things as simple as bumping the wall or ceiling while moving furniture. Don't take the risk if you suspect asbestos could be lurking in your walls remove it safely with safe Home Strip alternatives. X-Tex Textured Coating Remover is the tough not toxic coating remover of choice for more details please visit 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Unacceptable Levels

There are more than 80,000 chemicals in our daily life—in everything from cosmetics and cleaning products to furniture and food—and yet very few of them are regulated by government. Many of them have not been proven to be safe for humans on their own, let alone tested for how they might combine with each other once in our bodies. Check out this sneak peek video on the new documentary about the chemicals in our lives called Unacceptable Levels find out the truth about the products you use and their effects on the body. EcoSolve Americas is dedicated to providing safe alternatives to toxic chemical strippers still sold over the counter in North America. All of EcoSolve's Home Strip products are water based and free from solvents, caustics, and NMP all known toxins found in most paint strippers including ones claiming to be green. EcoSolve's patented water based technology is what sets them apart allowing for an effective stripper without the toxic chemicals. Home Strip products are the environmentally friendly option for paint and coating removal for information please visit   

Monday, 22 October 2012

How To Test For Lead In Paint

Watch this instructional video and see how to properly test your house for lead. Learn how to use the Lead Check test with a professional painter and protect your family from lead poisoning. Quickly and easily test your paint for lead before painting or performing repairs in your home. Lead Check is safe, non-toxic, and easy for fast results and piece of mind. If your paint does turn positive for lead EcoSolve Americas can help with Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover. Home Strip has a wet work system that softens lead contaminated paint and keeps it wet so you can remove it safely without creating lead dust or fumes that can be harmful when breathed in. All EcoSolve products are environmentally friendly and completely safe for the user. No home project should compromise the safety or well being of you or your family so be safe and test for lead first. For more details on EcoSolve and Home Strip products please visit  

Friday, 19 October 2012

Take The Pain Out Of Paint Stripping!

We've taken the dangerous solvents, hazardous materials and the pain out of paint stripping! Our range of safe water-based products includes multi-purpose paint and varnish strippers, a one-stop all-round graffiti remover, textured coatings remover, brush softener, and other specialist products. Today we have a range of safe and effective, solvent-free coating removal products, which can be used by consumers and professionals alike at a lower cost and without any of the usual risks that are associated with hazardous solvents. Watch this video demo and see how truly safe and easy it is to use Home Strip products. DIY paint removal has never been easier We've gone far beyond producing another hazardous solvent-based alternative. To find out more information about our products please visit our website. Within this web site you will find all the information needed to make the safe choice for your family, pets, and the environment. We make Home Strip products tough not toxic!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Green Awareness Is Increasing Are You Aware?

Eco friendly, green, sustainable, environmentally responsible… how many different ways are there to refer to what’s good for the earth? These terms as well as others are used to define legislation, standards, and regulations that promote a healthy planet. Some of the driving factors of green awareness are extreme temperature and climate changes, increases in health conditions and learning disabilities. Follow this link to see what some organizations and the government are doing to increase awareness of these issues and support the green movement are you on board? One company trying to make a difference in North America is EcoSolve Americas. They've taken it upon themselves to provide environmentally friendly sustainable technology that replaces the need for the production of chemical paint strippers. The production of these toxic chemicals directly effects the health of our waterways and ecosystem. EcoSolve is doing its part to produce safe water based/soluble products in an effort to reduce the demand for chemical strippers and ultimately their production. For more info on EcoSolve and their Eco-friendly Home Strip products please visit    

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

25 Tips For Healthier Homes This Fall

Fall is the perfect time to complete home improvement projects see some great tips for projects to wrap up before winter arrives. Go green and save, with a greener home you can save money with more efficient use of energy, water, and live healthier with better air quality. Be more environmentally astute by using materials that are more renewable and recyclable without compromising quality, aesthetics or budget. Learn how it's done with these 25 easy tips. If you plan to strip old paint or varnish from exterior structures of your home or yard for a fresh new coat this season make sure you use environmentally safe products. Its just as important to keep your outside living space chemical free as it is for the interior of your home. EcoSolve Americas has been involved in the industrial paint stripping business since 1972 and know all too well the hazards of chemical stripping. That's why today EcoSolve provides innovative sustainable water based technology that is proven to be an effective and environmentally safe alternative to chemical stripping. EcoSolve's Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is the Eco-friendly alternative of choice so check out EcoSolve Americas website before your next paint project for healthier home projects this season. 

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Can Art Be Environmentally Friendly?

It's true, the visual arts do not always produce the prettiest of pictures. There are lashings of toxic pigments, solvents, petrochemicals, formaldehyde and other ecologically destructive preservatives thrown into the mix of a working studio. Changes are being made lead based paints have been banned along with lead based pigments due to EU regulation. A good supplier should be transparent about toxicity in their products, and a good manufacturer should be proactive about supplying sustainable alternatives to working artists. For tips on foot print free artistic materials, practices, and projects please follow the link A company that has transparency about their products providing safe alternatives for artists today is EcoSolve Americas. Their Home Strip products provide safe water based alternatives to paint stripping and brush cleaning/restoration. EcoSolve's Home Strip Brush Renew is a reusable solvent free solution for cleaning all paint types and is safe on all brush types. So whether you have oil/water/solvent based paints and are working with natural or synthetic brushes Brush Renew can clean, soften, and restore your brushes.  For more details on EcoSolve and Home Strip products please visit

Monday, 15 October 2012

How To Make Your Bedroom Eco-friendly

Improve the planet and your health, and get a better night's sleep, to boot, by greening your bedroom. With some simple tips from Howcast empowering people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever you need to know how. Watch this instructional video for 7 easy tips on how to go green in the bedroom And rest easy when you find that almost perfect piece of bedroom furniture EcoSolve can help with Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover the Eco-friendly option for furniture refinishing. All Home Strip products are water based and safe for indoor use with no fumes or toxic chemicals. Fast and effective you can get the results you need and still be green! For more details on Home Strip products please visit 

Friday, 12 October 2012

VOC Off Gassing And Preventing Exposure

VOCs or volatile organic compounds are typically not acutely toxic, but instead have compounding long-term health effects. The most common exposure to VOCs is by breathing in fumes during application and the off gassing process that follows. Some products can off gas VOCs in your home for years after you put them in. Improving the air quality in your home is key to having a healthy indoor environment even during construction, repairs, and maintenance of your home. Identifying and removing the source is a sure way of minimizing VOCs in your home. For more tips on preventing VOC exposure follow this link Choosing to use water based solvent free products in your home prevents high volumes of off gassing. Products for repairs and maintenance, the paint you choose to the glue under your floor can make huge differences in the quality of air you breathe.  EcoSolve Americas recognizes this growing concern for healthier indoor air at home. That's why we have taken the steps to provide water based solvent free paint and glue removal products that are effective and environmentally friendly. All Home Strip products by EcoSolve are fume free making them ideal for your next indoor project. For more details on Home Strip products and EcoSolve please visit     

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Healthy Choices Make Proud Parents

Being a new parent can be overwhelming at first. But your not alone and there are resources available that can help you make small simple choices towards happy healthy family lifestyles. In this video Laura Dern is sharing her experiences and explains why Healthy Child Healthy World is THE resource to go to. For a parent one of the most important things in life is the health and well being of their child. The EcoSolve Americas family is no different that's why it is of the highest importance to us that all EcoSolve products are non-toxic and safe to use by anyone. Paint remover products are proving to be one of the most toxic building/repair products on the market today full of toxins that can be breathed in and absorbed through our skin. Providing safe alternatives that can be used in the home without adverse affects is a goal we are proud to have achieved. For your next home project replace the hazardous solvents and thinners from your garage or workshop with water based fume free Home Strip products from EcoSolve for more details please visit 

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Eco-friendly Building Material

Eco-friendly building incorporates a wide variety of concepts and strategies during the design and construction process. Eco-friendly materials, a vital component of sustainable building, come from renewable rather than nonrenewable resources. Such materials enhance the health and efficiency of homes, but they also promote conservation of dwindling nonrenewable resources worldwide and reduce the overall impact associated with resource extraction, including transportation, processing, fabrication and disposal of materials. Find out some of the benefits of using Eco-friendly materials here EcoSolve Americas is proud to be part of the Eco-friendly building material movement changing the way we build, repair, and maintain homes. EcoSolve has been making Eco-friendly products for North America since 2002 and we will continue to do so to ensure safe building products are available and affordable. You can be part of the movement to by making Eco-friendly choices for your next project. For more details on EcoSolve products please visit 

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Programs Helping Asmatic Kids Breath Easy

Many families now benefit from targeted home visits, in which community-health workers inspect residences for triggers like dust, poor ventilation and mold that can aggravate asthma. Then, they offer solutions."There were no programs in place that, by changing the home environment, you could improve asthma outcomes. We focused on the home because that's where most of the triggers were happening." Improper food storage, cockroaches, water leaks and dust mites are a few conditions that can provoke asthma. Since its start in 1997, KCAP has helped 2,500 families. For full article follow the link Reducing asthma triggers in your home can greatly improve your child's health EcoSolve Americas knows the importance of you and your families health that's why all Home Strip products are fume free so even the most sensitive can use our products safely. For more details on EcoSolve and Home Strip products please visit

Friday, 5 October 2012

Reducing Graffiti and Vandalism From/For Our Youth

In 2006, Brent Council was spending approximately £450,000 a year cleaning up graffiti.The London Borough of Brent is a London borough in north west London, and forms part of Outer London. Poor reviews by Brent's Anti-Social Behavior Steering Group led to the formation in 2007 of the Brent Graffiti Partnership Board, a multi-agency partnership aimed at reducing graffiti in the borough. The multiple programs and education that were made available to Brent's youth has reduced their graffiti by 25%, engaged many of Brent's trouble youth into fulfilling educational and or challenging programs, and apprehended 40+ graffiti vandals in Brent area. To see how they did it watch the video in this link Another successful program educating youth about the consequences of graffiti and vandalism is Neighborhood Watch Programs in Ontario, Canada. They schedule seasonal graffiti removal days and as communities, families get together to help clean up their neighborhoods. One of the major cleaners that back their defense is the Eco-friendly Graffiti Go! a Home Strip product by EcoSolve Americas. The only truly effective water based solvent free graffiti remover that is non-toxic and completely safe for the user and the environment. For more details on this product or The Neighborhood Watch programs success please visit

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Eco-friendly Boat Repairs

For all the boat lovers out there no one loves it when their boat needs repainting or worse has been in an accident and needs repairs and new paint. EcoSolve Americas is here to help with Eco-friendly options for paint removal, now there is no need for toxic chemicals that can contaminate water and soil. All our Home Strip products are solvent, caustic, and NMP free with no fumes so you don't need extensive protective equipment to get the job done. For more details on Home Strip products please visit Don`t let your boat needs get you down watch the video in this link for some epic boat crashes to cheer you up or at least make you feel better about your boat! Remember choosing to use Eco-friendly products on your boat will ensure less contaminants in our environment do your part and help keep our planet green!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

How to Strip Paint Off of Cabinet Doors

Repainting your cabinet doors can give them a second life. However, you will likely need to strip the paint currently on the cabinets before you apply a new color. Simply adding new paint on top of existing paint may seem like the easiest route to repainting cabinets, but this will leave you with a second-rate paint job that is likely to chip and peel soon. For some tips to get you started follow this link If you want some quick tips to help you get into the tricky to reach and detailed areas on your cabinet doors watch this video demo to see some ideas for tools you may already have for an easy fix For Eco-friendly paint stripping options visit EcoSolve Americas website for details on some of the safest paint and varnish removers on the market today. All Home Strip products are water based and fume free for safe and easy paint removal every time. 

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

For All Our Best Cuddlers!

For all of you out there that love cute baby and cute puppy stuff you'll love the video in this blog! Nothing says awe like a good baby and pooch cuddle showing us the gentile nature of our beloved best friends. This video made me want to snuggle with my puppy and think of all the great hugs she has given me. Their unconditional love makes us strive to keep our homes a safe place for them to play. I know my puppy's nosy nose gets her into all sorts of things so I've done more than just hide bad stuff from her I've taken harmful poisons out of my home. My pets health is more important to me than using harsh chemicals that are known to be quite toxic to cats and dogs. Make the change to safer products for your household and family by making your own cleaning products, read labels, and purchase only safe alternatives. Optimize safety when conducting repairs and or projects in your home or hobby room and replace harsh products used in these projects to reduce chemical exposure. Follow this link to some safer alternatives for your hobby room or next home project.   

Monday, 1 October 2012

12 Repurposing Ideas For Decorating on a Budget

OK its time to switch things around, paint, do some cheap framing, rotate art collections, swap table lamps and just shake things up in general. Don't have any extra items laying around for repurposing? Maybe the ideas in this article will help you look at someone else's garage sale castoffs with new eyes. Now you have that perfect piece ready for a new look whether your trying to find that natural wood underneath or remove a finish in favor of a stain or just prepping the surface for a great new color make sure you use Eco-friendly alternatives by EcoSolve for results without the chemicals. All Home Strip products are safe water based strippers with no solvents or caustics that could harm you or the surface your stripping. Decorating with repurposed items is a great green tactic but only if you take smart steps to get you there. For more info on safe Home Strip products visit Happy decorating everyone you never know what treasures can be made from trash!