http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.The-Importance-of-Paint-Removal.9921.html If your looking for effective safe alternatives to chemical stripping EcoSolve Americas has water based solvent free paint removal products for you. EcoSolve's Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is specially designed to soften and lift paint from all types of surfaces without damage to substrate being stripped. With no fumes or toxic chemicals EcoSolve products are certified Eco-preferable safe alternatives to chemical stripping. Get the results you want without using harmful chemicals that are toxic to you and the environment. For more info on EcoSolve and where to buy their products please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
http://188.8.131.52/toxics/index.html Whenever possible, buy products that are free of toxic chemicals. Alternatives are available. The market for non-toxic products is growing in response to customer demand. Read product labels carefully ingredient lists don't always tell you everything that is in a product but they can offer clues to the toxicity. Seek out companies with extensive product info available and have MSDS info for customers. Transparency of product information in companies is important if you want to ensure you and your families safety when using them. One company in favor of transparent product info is EcoSolve Americas their website has extensive product info as well as fast online MSDS requests on all their products. EcoSolve provides certified safe alternatives to chemical paint removers one of the most toxic products you can buy over the counter for consumer use. These products are so toxic they have been banned in other countries that's why EcoSolve makes these safe alternatives for all of North America. Visit EcoSolve for extensive product info and request MSDS info through the email link at http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/
Monday, 28 January 2013
http://www.opp.ca/ecms/files/250363914.6.pdf The top three things you can do to prevent graffiti vandalism in your community is first get educated by learning about graffiti, its impacts on your community, and who is responsible. Always report graffiti as soon as its spotted to the authorities. Organize community clean ups and paint outs get people involved and excited to help take back public areas. One favored safe method is water based graffiti removal from EcoSolve. EcoSolve's Graffiti Go is a proven effective graffiti remover that can be used by everyone. Graffiti Go is completely free of harsh solvents and fumes making it the safest choice for graffiti removal (even safer than using paint). For more info on Graffiti Go and other safe paint removal alternatives by EcoSolve please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/
Friday, 25 January 2013
- Financial savings
- More comfort
- Healthier living
- Less maintenance and higher durability
- Knowing You are a Steward of the Environment
Thursday, 24 January 2013
http://www.superpages.com/supertips/removing-paint-from-brick.html If your looking for the right gel paint stripper for your project EcoSolve Americas has effective water based paint removal products that are safe for all substrates including antique bricks and wood. Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover and Graffiti Go are EcoLogo certified safe alternatives to chemical paint strippers and Eco-preferable for the environment. EcoSolve products have no harsh caustics or solvents that can harm you or the environment and are completely fume free. Home Strip is ideal for exterior brick walls and interior brick fireplaces/walls water based, oil based, alkyd paints don't stand a chance against this tough not toxic brand of paint removal. Graffiti Go can remove all types of graffiti paints, graffiti shadow, decals, and more safely from bricks with an easy spray application and adheres 100% to vertical surfaces for optimal coverage and removal. Restore that beautiful brick color with safe EcoSolve products. For more info on Home Strip, Graffiti Go and other safe EcoSolve alternatives please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
• Ventilate the area to be painted, opening all doors and windows and using fans. If the area being painted cannot be adequately ventilated use the proper respirator.
• Never occupy a freshly painted room always allow adequate time for paint to off gas before moving in.• If you are using any solutions containing chemicals, such as stripper or cleaners, wear safety goggles, gloves, and a respirator.
• Protect floors with drop cloths instead of plastic to avoid slips and falls.
• Do not paint or store paint near any heat source such as a water heater or fireplace, and never smoke while painting.
• Always make sure your ladder is in good shape before every use. Make sure your on an even surface and never stand on the very top of the ladder. If you are having difficulty reaching a spot, get down from the ladder and move it rather than climbing too high or leaning out.
• When you are done for the day, clean up carefully and thoroughly. If rags have alkyd paint or thinner on them, leave them to dry outside to avoid any chance of spontaneous combustion. Choose an area inaccessible to children and pets, and when they are thoroughly dry, take them to a toxic-waste dump site.
If you need to remove old or damaged paint before you start painting be careful always test for lead in homes built before the 1980s. If you require paint stripping solutions there are safe alternatives to hazardous chemical paint strippers. EcoSolve Americas has water based solvent free paint removal options that can reduce the hazards of paint stripping. Chemical paint strippers have toxins that can be easily breathed in and absorbed through the skin causing burns and severe reactions. EcoSolve products are fume free and will not burn your skin. EcoSolve recommends Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover for all your indoor paint removal needs to have a safe DIY project every time. For more info on Home Strip and other safe options from EcoSolve please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/
Monday, 21 January 2013
http://www.mariannepeters.com/hoosier_wordsmith/2011/02/air-pollution-isnt-just-produced-by-belching-factories-and-it-doesnt-just-occur-outside-in-fact-indoor-air-pollutio.html If your looking for safe alternatives to chemical paint stripping EcoSolve Americas has water based paint remover products. EcoSolve products can effectively replace hazardous Methylene Chloride based paint strippers and are safe to use in your home. With no solvents, caustics or fumes EcoSolve products are revolutionizing the paint removal industry with effective alternatives that are safe for everyone. Reduce the air pollution in your home and replace the toxic products you use. For more info on EcoSolve and their safe products please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/
Thursday, 17 January 2013
http://www.ehhi.org/fetal/ Safety, security, and good health for people and the environment are all driving forces that fuel EcoSolve Americas strive to provide safe alternatives to some of the most toxic products in the paint industry today. We know when preparing for a new addition to the family one of the most common tasks is to paint the baby room. See painting while pregnant tips on our blog at http://cfisher-courtneysblog.blogspot.ca/2012/05/do-it-yourself-moms.html Chemical paint strippers are one of the most toxic painting products available for consumer purchase today. The toxins are easily inhaled and absorbed through the skin making them extremely hazardous. That's why EcoSolve has a line of revolutionary safe, solvent and fume free paint removal products proven to be effective alternatives to chemical paint strippers. For more info on EcoSolve and their products visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
http://www.greenspirationhome.com/how-to-green-love-your-art/?goback=.gde_1849677_member_177194019 Not only can you repurpose art you can repurpose frames as well. Changing up the color of your favorite frame can make your old art seem new and exciting again. Repurposed frames can keep your favorite art from clashing a new color theme in your home or provide just the right accent color for your decor. Repurposing old frames helps reduce the demand for new material harvests and keeps them out of landfills. A great green product that can help you refinish your favorite frame is Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover. A safe and effective alternative to chemical strippers Home Strip can remove all types of finishes and will not damage the surface. Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is an EcoLogo Certified product by EcoSolve Americas for more info please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Green building materials are building materials that are manufactured using sustainable practices and resources, reduce allergies or toxins in the environment, or are green because they can be used in a sustainable manner. Before purchasing, investigate the specific properties of the building product you’re considering. You can do this by looking for awards and green certifications on the manufacturer’s website, request MSDS info to look at product ingredients and ask product reps to explain manufacture processes and sustainability of the product. Follow this link for details on some of the latest green building materials on the market http://exploringgreentechnology.com/green-living/green-building-materials/ Another certified line of products on the market today is Tough. Not Toxic. paint and coating removers by EcoSolve Americas. EcoSolve's Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover, X-Tex Textured Coating Remover, and Graffiti Go are EcoLogo Certified as Eco-preferable water based paint removal products. Now hazardous chemical paint stripping is not necessary for fast and effective paint removal. EcoSolve's water based technology is designed to penetrate through the water molecules in the paint or coating and safely lift from the surface being stripped. All EcoSolve's paint removal products are solvent and caustic free with no fume or burn hazards associated with chemical strippers. Effective on all paint and coating types and safe on all surfaces including delicate surfaces like soft metals and antique wood. For more info on EcoSolve and EcoSolve products please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/
Monday, 14 January 2013
It’s time to update your home and tear down that outdated texture from your walls and ceilings! Applications of coatings known as artex, acoustical, popcorn, plaster and cottage cheese gave a bumpy or swirly texture that was conducive to covering up construction flaws and ceilings. Impossible to clean and extremely difficult to paint this type of cover up for your walls has long past its appeal. Not only has this type of décor been labeled an eye sore but also thought of as a messy job when it comes time to remove it. It’s always been a difficult job involving either toxic chemicals or vast amounts of water to remove the thick plaster coatings from your home. And when these textures have been painted the job becomes even more complicated. Now there is a safe solution to texture removal with X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover. X-Tex is an effective water based remover that can penetrate multiple layers of paint and texture without the need to spray large amounts of water or use harsh chemicals in the removal process. X-Tex’s no drip gel clings 100% to all surfaces and keeps working longer for superior performance.
Not only are these textures outdated depending on the age of coating they can also be hazardous to your health. Textured products like textured paint and textured plaster coatings prior to the 1980s contained asbestos and were widely used in homes and commercial buildings. While the use of asbestos in these products was phased out during the 1980s, textured coatings and paints that contain asbestos are still present in a number of older homes and buildings. If you’re planning to renovate an area in your home that has textured paint or plaster please use extreme caution. X-Tex can be used to safely remove textured coatings without creating dust. Know what you’re risking when you work with material from old buildings and protect yourself against asbestos. When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they may get trapped in the lungs and remain there for a long time. Over time, these fibers can accumulate and cause scarring and inflammation which can affect breathing and lead to serious health problems, cancer, and even death.
If you want to remove textured coatings in your home that may be contaminated with asbestos we highly recommend you get a professional to test for asbestos. Once you’re ready consider using X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover the safe environmentally friendly option for texture removal. X-Tex is designed to keep the material being removed wet for safe removal without creating harmful dust that could be breathed in. With no fumes or harsh solvents this product is ideal for texture removal in your home. If you want to do the job yourself one of the most important methods to use to prevent possible asbestos exposure is to work wet and never dry scrape or sand old textured paints or coatings in buildings built before 1985 to ensure your safety. For more information on X-Tex Textured Coatings Remover visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/. Quick and easy online purchasing of X-Tex is available at the EcoMall a place to help save the earth. http://www.ecomall.com/
Thursday, 10 January 2013
http://greenliving.nationalgeographic.com/difference-between-eco-friendly-normal-paint-20458.html Another paint product with some big differences between conventional and Eco-friendly options is paint removers. Conventional chemical paint strippers contain carcinogenic ingredients like methylene chloride that can be easily inhaled and absorbed through the skin. Extreme caution, extensive ventilation, and protective equipment is required to safely use chemical paint strippers without toxic chemical exposure. Chemical strippers can also pose a serious pollution threat to the environment if not disposed of properly. Eco-friendly paint removers have alternative ingredients for safer paint removal. Different brands offer different levels of safety from chemical exposure and environmental impact. It's important to know whats in your stripper so you can use product appropriately. One company that has received EcoLogo Certification for their paint removal products is EcoSolve Americas providing some of the most effective and safe alternatives for paint removal. For more info on EcoSolve and their safe paint removal products please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Graffiti affects everyone and can be quite costly for cities and business owners to hire professional clean ups. Studies show that communities with high vandalism crime are prone to other crimes including theft and assault. There are lots of benefits to getting your community together for graffiti removal. Communities with a strong anti-graffiti program have less crime and vandalism strengthening community relationships, and overall enjoyment of a clean and safe place to live! Organizing graffiti clean-up days in your area and educating youth about the costs of graffiti and the people and businesses it hurts can send a strong message that graffiti is not tolerated in this area and discourage repeat vandalism. The more money going to the professional 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.
A successful program educating youth about the consequences of graffiti and vandalism is the Neighborhood Watch Program in London, Ontario. They schedule seasonal graffiti removal days with a volunteer team that this year alone removed over 1200 graffiti sites in London. The Eco solution that backs their defense is Graffiti Go a safe and effective water based graffiti remover. Graffiti Go is a solvent and fume free remover that is non-toxic and completely safe for the user and the environment. Not only does London’s Neighborhood Watch program use it to remove graffiti, they give out 500+ free bottles of Graffiti Go every year to anyone who wants to chip in and join the fight against private and public property vandalism in London. The result the City saves up to $58,000.00 in clean-up costs every year never underestimate the power of community helping hands.
So what can be done to discourage reoccurring vandalism from a particular site when repeated removal doesn’t seem to do the trick? One tried and true method is the presence of murals in known high graffiti traffic areas. Not only can murals bring art and beauty to your city when you commission known graffiti offenders to create these murals it can change their view of the community and give them an opportunity to share a positive message. There is no doubt about it, this growing culture of artists and youth are simply bursting with expression. Instead of labeling them as the problem we can make them part of the solution. When graffiti artists have the choice to make their passion a career and transform colorful expression into long lasting messages to uplift communities then maybe we can change the face of graffiti.
In the end the most effective way to reduce graffiti in any community is to combine a diversity of efforts. Developing strong community clean-up programs, providing education on the negative effects of graffiti to youth, and encouraging positive uplifting murals for walls constantly vandalized by graffiti all contribute to healthy clean communities. If you want to learn more about safe Graffiti Go products visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/ for quick and easy online purchasing find them at the EcoMall a place to help save the earth. http://www.ecomall.com/
Article by Courtney Fisher/EcoSolve’s Social Media Expert: December 12, 2012
Photo by Sean Meyer/London Community News: Friday, July, 13, 2012
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
http://www.handycanadian.com/articles.asp?id=168-DIY-Painting-Tips-For-a-More-Professional-Finish If your looking to refinish some of the wood work in your home like trim, baseboard, window frames, or doors there are safe alternatives to chemical paint removal that won't get you burned. Chemical paint strippers and heat guns can be dangerous, release toxic fumes into the air, and even burn your skin. That's why EcoSolve Americas provides safe water based paint removal products with no fumes or hazardous solvents that could harm you or the environment. Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is a no drip gel based stripper ideal for all your coating and finish removal needs. Unlike chemical strippers that contain carcinogenic ingredients that can be breathed in or absorbed by the skin. Or heat guns that allow the paint to release VOCs (volatile organic compounds) into the air that can be breathed in when heated. Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover softens paint without chemically reacting and keeps material coated for safe removal and disposal with no fumes or burn hazards to worry about. For more info about EcoSolve, Home Strip, and other safe alternatives for paint removal please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/ easy where to buy links also available on website.
Monday, 7 January 2013
Methylene chloride (MeCl) is a solvent used in various industries, including paint stripping and refinishing. Short-term exposure to MeCl can cause headaches, dizziness, eye, nose and throat irritation, chest pain, and trouble breathing. Exposure to very high concentrations (for example, in enclosed spaces) can be fatal. Long-term exposure to MeCl increases the risk of liver damage and cancer. One of the most common ways for your average consumer to be exposed to this toxic chemical is through the use of chemical paint strippers. There are many paint strippers with high concentrations of this chemical still available for over the counter purchase in North America. Many store owners that sell these chemicals are not aware of just how toxic these chemicals can be and do not warn customers on the hazard risks or preventative measures that should be taken when using them. For a list of some of the strippers available for purchase in North America with this chemical and the safety precautions that should be taken when using strippers with Methylene Chloride follow the link http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/hesis/Documents/MethyleneChlorideAlert.pdf There are safe alternatives to toxic chemical strippers and yes some are safer than others, so how do you find the most effective stripper that does not replace one toxic chemical for another? Easy, look for Eco-preferable certified products especially when purchasing products intended for the removal of paints and other finishes. EcoSolve Americas provides EcoLogo Certified paint removal products for safe alternatives to chemical strippers. All EcoSolve products are water based and solvent free specially designed for all your paint and coating removal needs. If your looking for an alternative to refinish coatings on your home or furniture inside or out Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is ideal with no fumes and fast results. If you need to remove spray paint or other types of graffiti from high traffic areas at your business EcoSolve's fume free formula is a powerful and effective graffiti remover. Graffiti Go can be used without strong odors so you don't have to close up or wait for after hours to keep things at your business clean. And if its time to update your textured ceilings or walls X-Tex Textured Coating Remover from EcoSolve can put the power of home renovation back into your hands with less complicated removal techniques for texture removal without chemicals or large messy water removal strategies. If you need to remove paint and other coatings EcoSolve Americas has the safe alternatives for you. For more info on EcoSolve and their products please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/
Friday, 4 January 2013
Watch this great step by step DIY how to video on how to refinish wood furniture with Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover. Quick easy steps that brings you beautiful furniture you already have! You won't believe it till you see it!
Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is a revolutionary new paint stripper that is totally safe to its user and the environment. Home Strip is ideal for use by do-it-yourself enthusiasts, as well as professional users. Our Eco-friendly formula is water based, non-caustic, and solvent free meaning it does not give off fumes. Only minimal ventilation required, no need to work outside. Economical to use independent tests have shown that on average Home Strip goes up to three times as far as dangerous solvent-based strippers making it easier on the wallet. Safe on all surfaces you can leave Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover on as long as needed and even re-wet to lengthen working time with no risk of damage to surface. Home Strip is a truly green product completely safe for you, your furniture, and the environment. For more details and info on Home Strip and other safe alternatives from EcoSolve Americas please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Don’t wait until the dust has settled before you consider the environmental impact of your choices. Act now to make your next renovation or decorating decision environmentally friendly. Regardless the time of year, many of us spend time pondering all of those tasks (large and small) we've been meaning to get to around the house. Whether it’s a massive project like a home remodel or something smaller like repurposing a piece of furniture green do-it-yourself enthusiasts reduce their Eco-footprint daily by making conscious choices to reduce waste and reuse items they already have.
Larger projects like kitchen renovations can seem quite daunting and expensive but there are ways to change the look of you kitchen without breaking the bank. Refinishing your existing kitchen cabinets can not only breathe new life back into your kitchen and increase the value it reduces the amount of waste that would be created by buying new. Choosing to use safe alternatives for your refinishing project can greatly decrease your impact on the environment as well and reduce unnecessary toxic exposure to chemical strippers. Indoor refinishing projects can be safe and environmentally sound with EcoLogo Certified Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover. Home Strip is the ideal safe alternative to chemical stripping that still packs a punch giving you the results you need for the successful kitchen renovation you were looking for.
Home Strip can be used for smaller projects too, are you looking to do some green savvy decorating but not sure where to start. Introducing some vintage furniture and reclaimed or repurposed pieces into your home is a great way to add character and depth to any decorating style. Restoring old decoration pieces reduces furniture waste and can save you a lot of money. You don't need a fully stocked workshop or complicated expensive tools to get the job done either. Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover can be used to refinish all types of surfaces even antique wood without damage to the surface. The water based solvent free formula makes Home Strip the ideal safe choice for finish removal with no fumes or toxic environmental hazards.
You don’t have to give up style on your next home improvement or decorating venture by being environmentally conscious. Refinishing items and surfaces yourself means you pick the color, shine, and over all look that compliments your taste. Always choose safer environmentally friendly options when starting projects in your home. Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is 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 risks to your health or the environment. For more details on Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover the tough not toxic brand for safe paint stripping visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/ Quick and easy online purchasing of Home Strip is available at the EcoMall a place to help save the earth. http://www.ecomall.com/