“Renovation Matters” Bristol Living Magazine

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A major concern when renovating an old property is the removal of old paint on doors, windows, skirting boards, staircase and fireplaces. There are usually many layers of old paint on basically every surface in the house!

Listed properties probably contain a lot of lead paint is especially toxic/harmful. If you have children in the house in would you want to take the risk of them becoming ill? Chemicals in lead in paint are also potentially harmful to pregnant women – again why take the risk if it can be safely removed?

It is recorded that about two-thirds of the homes built before 1940, and one-half of the homes built from 1940 to 1960 have been decorated with lead-based paint. Eco Solutions Paint and Varnish Remover is a “working wet system” that keeps the paint wet at all times and significantly reducing any risk of dust. Unlike many other competitors, Eco Solutions’ Formula has been independently, scientifically proven to be a safe method of lead paint removal”.

The Eco Solutions technology removes lead-based paints, oil-based paints,
solvent-based paints, water-based paints and emulsions as well as varnishes, waxes, fire-resistant paints and rust-preventative surface coatings. It’s suitable for use on many surfaces including: hard and soft woods, marble, stone, brick, concrete, plaster, ceramic tiles, PVCu, GRP, aluminium, brass and other soft metals.

Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is a “working wet system” that keeps the paint wet at all times and significantly reducing any risk of dust. Eco Products Home Strip removes lead-based paints, oil-based paints, solvent-based paints, water-based paints and emulsions as well as varnishes, waxes, fire-resistant paints and rust-preventative surface coatings. It’s suitable for use on many surfaces including: hard and soft woods, marble, stone, brick, concrete, plaster, ceramic tiles, UPVC, GRP, aluminium, brass and other soft metals.

Eco Solutions supplied the Home Strip P & V Remover during the refurbishment of the late 18th century Somerset House on the Strand in London, following the discovery of high levels of lead paint which required specialist removal. Eco Solutions were able to supply the needs of the contractor and the architects.

Thomas Ford & Partners said:-
“We were getting desperate – we had tried all sorts of paint removers but none was having much effect. Luckily we came across Eco Solutions and, not only were they able to help and supply
quickly, the product proved to be completely safe to use, very effective and
required no specialist equipment”.

More recently, Home Strip was used for removing lead-based paints in the Chateau featured in the Channel 4 programme “Escape to the Chateau” chateaudelamottehusson.com/techy-bits/

….and currently Trade Strip is on site at Lindisfarne (following successful trials on several products but Trade Strip proved to be the best).

Eco Solutions have over 50 years combined experience of paint removal and can help with any queries which arise from the restoration of old/listed buildings through their “hands-on” expertise.

Source: Bristol Living Magazine